How to does the AbC-19™️ rapid antibody test work?
From a finger-prick sample of blood, the AbC-19™ Antibody Rapid Test is able to detect SARS-CoV-2 IgG neutralising antibodies to the full spike protein, and will determine if the body has produced a measurable immune response indicating a previous infection with COVID-19 virus or vaccination.
It will not detect current infection.
All test components are supplied
- Lance patient finger
- Collect patient fingerprick blood sample into capillary pipette
- Apply blood sample to test cassette
- Apply capsule of buffer solution
- Wait 20 minutes
- Read result (one line negative, two lines positive)
- Do not read after 30 minutes
When to use the AbC-19™️ Rapid Test?
It is recommended to wait at least 14 days after the onset of symptoms of following full vaccination before using the AbC-19™️ Rapid Test.
AbC-19™️ is also suitable for non-vaccinated people or those who did not experience COVID-19 symptoms, as many individuals may have potentially had COVID-19 without knowing.
It is not known how long COVID-19 neutralising antibodies stay present in the body. However, researchers do know they typically persist for several months despite declining over a period of time. Neutralising antibodies can potentially provide protection from infection during this period although immunity is not inferred and re-infection is possible.