How do I get a coronavirus test for my staff? Read on to find out more about coronavirus testing in the workplace…

Recent studies suggest that a high percentage of people that have been tested for coronavirus show no or few clinical symptoms. This is why the spread of coronavirus is creating major logistical and operational problems for businesses, with no way of predicting how long the pandemic will last, or the impact it will have.

Being able to source coronavirus testing kits is proving difficult for businesses, as well as for frontline health professionals and emergency services. AlphaBiolabs is entering the fight against coronavirus with a finger-prick screening kit that can detect the presence of the COVID-19 infection within 15 minutes. Originally intended for our workplace customers to keep supply chain businesses operational during this unpredictable time, we have now pledged our initial stock to the NHS free of charge. However, we have plenty more screening kits on order and hope to start dispatching these to customers from May 2020.

Speed is of the essence

The AlphaBiolabs IgM-IgG Combined Antibody Rapid testing kit provides a reliable, cost effective means to quickly identity COVID-19 infection. The fast and accurate test can be performed by a fully trained AlphaBiolabs sample collector – equipped with PPE such as a N95 facemask and medical gloves – or a company health professional, and will show whether a person has the infection or not. Unlike many other tests, it can diagnose COVID-19 before symptoms appear.

There seem to be several types of coronavirus testing kits in existence of varying quality, which differ in their technique, testing times, reliability and costs. The sample collection method used with the AlphaBiolabs kit is less unpleasant than the nasopharyngeal method used widely elsewhere.

It involves just four simple steps:

  • Collect the blood sample using the finger-prick device.
  • Add two drops of blood to the testing device sample well.
  • Place 2–3 drops of buffer in the sample well.
  • Get your results after 15 minutes.

How do I get a coronavirus test for my staff?

The AlphaBiolabs IgM-IgG Combined Antibody Rapid Test is currently available on our website. Alternatively, please contact our Customer Services team on 0333 600 1300, or email