Immune screening test for coronavirus COVID-19
The cassette immune screening test for COVID-19 coronavirus is an effective method based on the detection of IgG/IgM antibodies in blood, plasma or serum. This method allows a large number of screening tests to be carried out in a short period of time, which significantly increases the security of citizens. This is a great choice for institutions, military facilities and airports.
Immune screening test for coronavirus
An outbreak of coronavirus is a time when preventive steps must be taken to stop the increase of infections. Conducting screening tests is one of the solutions. The immune screening test for COVID-19 coronavirus is based on the detection of IgG/IgM immune proteins which role in the body is to fight coronaviruses. Its presence indicates that the person has had a contact with coronavirus. In the event of a positive result, the person needs to be referred for further examination to make the final diagnosis.
An effective preventive method
The kit includes a special tester with wells for test samples and a buffer bottle. After adding the sample and reagent to the test window and waiting for about 15 minutes, the test will show the presence of one of the antibodies, the presence of both or absence of both. Please note, however, that the product is intended to be used as an IN VITRO testing method, so access to a specialized laboratory is necessary to perform it. The immune screening test is suitable for medical facilities, hospitals, clinics, military facilities and any other places where quick preliminary tests are necessary. It increases the level of security of citizens during an epidemiological threat.
How to run a coronavirus test (COVID-19)
The immune screening test should be stored at temperatures between 2-30°C in a dry place away from direct sunlight. The packaging must remain tightly closed until the test is carried out.
- The test can be performed using whole blood, plasma or serum sample.
- Plasma and serum samples should be stored at 2-8°C for 3 days maximum. Samples can be frozen at -20°C or lower temperature.
- Whole blood samples can be stored at 2-8°C for up to 3 days. Samples should not be frozen.
Performing the test
- BEFORE YOU CONDUCT THE TEST
- Allow test kit, specimen, buffer and/or controls to equilibrate to room temperature (15-30°C) prior to testing. Remove the test strip/cassette from the sealed foil pouch and use it as soon as possible, within one hour maximum.
- Place the immune screening test on a clean and level surface.
- Take a test sample (plasma/serum - 10 μl, whole blood - 20 μl) using a dropper and transfer it to the test area (S). Then add two drops of buffer (80 µl)
- The result should be visible within 1-15 minutes.
- Take the test device out of the bag and place it on a clean and level surface.
- Add one complete drop (10 µl) of serum or plasma separately to the Igm and IgG wells.
- Add two drops of buffer (80-100 µl) separately to IgM and IgG wells.
- The test result should be visible within 15-20 minutes. After 20 minutes, the test result is invalid.
Materials to download
- INCORRECT TEST RESULT MAY BE CAUSED BY FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH PROCEDURAL TECHNIQUES OR INCORRECT AMOUNT OF SAMPLES OR BUFFER. TAKE THE SAMPLES AGAIN AND REPEAT THE TEST. IF THE PROBLEM PERSISTS, CONTACT THE DISTRIBUTOR.
- The immune screening test is single-use and intended for IN VITRO tests.
- Do not use the test if the packaging is damaged or the expiry date has passed.
- All samples should be considered a potentially hazardous infectious agent. Utilization must be done according to specific procedures.
- The test should not be carried out in high humidity and high air flow.