THIS IS AN ABBOTTS TEST
NB! THIS IS NOT A HOME TEST KIT, THE TEST IS CARRIED OUT WITHIN OUR CLINIC.
This test is a venous blood draw test, which gets sent off for analysis.
IgG antibody testing can tell whether a person has been previously infected, as the host immune system reacts to the infection by SARS-CoV-2 by producing antibodies from a few days to two weeks after the onset of symptoms. Specific IgG antibodies are produced in the later stages of infection to SARS-CoV-2, and are detectable after RNA is no longer detectable.
The persistence of IgG antibodies allows identification of people who have been infected by SARS-CoV-2.
This test has a minimum sensitivity of 98% and a specificity of 100%, with no cross-reactivity with other viruses.