Coronavirus Test Kit

  • Rapid finger-prick test for coronavirus
  • Identify COVID-19 infection before symptoms appear
  • Screen workforce and isolate carriers immediately
  • Four simple steps with results in under 15 minutes
  • Each kit screens one person. Single use
  • CE Marked and certified for professional / business use only

A rapid coronavirus blood test with results in just 15 minutes

Onsite coronavirus test – for business and professional use only

The AlphaBiolabs IgM-IgG Combined Antibody Rapid Test is one of the world’s first rapid screening tests for the identification of coronavirus infection. This accurate screening test is similar to the type that was used widely by the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention to identify COVID-19 infections and is now available from AlphaBiolabs. The single-use qualitative test detects both early and late marker IgG/IgM antibodies in human finger-prick blood samples.

Keep your workforce safe

Screening your workforce is vital. Recent studies suggest that a high percentage of patients show no or few clinical symptoms. This easy-to-administer test can be performed by the individual themselves or by a company nurse or Occupational Health personnel.

There are four simple steps:

Collect blood sample

Add blood sample to sample well

Place 2–3 drops of buffer in sample well

Read results after 15 minutes

Each kit screens one person. Single use

Results

A total of three detection lines are possible. The control (C) line appears when the sample flows through the cassette.

Negative Result
If only the quality control (C) line appears, then no novel coronavirus antibody has been detected and the result is negative. If the control line doesn’t appear, the test has been unsuccessful and needs to be repeated.

Positive Result, M only
If both the quality control line (C) and the detection line M appears, then the novel coronavirus IgM antibody has been detected and the result is positive for the IgM antibody.
Positive Result, G only
If both the quality control line (C) and the detection line G appears, then the novel coronavirus IgG antibody has been detected and the result is positive for the IgG antibody.
Positive Result, G and M 
If the quality control line (C) and both detection lines G and M appear, then the novel coronavirus IgG and IgM antibodies have been detected and the result is positive for both the IgG and IgM antibodies.

How does the coronavirus screening test work?

Immunoglobulin M (IgM) is the body’s largest antibody. It is also the first antibody to appear in response to an initial exposure to an antigen (a toxin or other foreign substance), which induces an immune response in the body. It is widely accepted that IgM provides the first line of defence during viral infections, followed by the generation of adaptive, high affinity IgG responses for long-term immunity and immunological memory. Therefore, testing of COVID-19 IgM and IgG antibodies is an effective method for the rapid identification of a current or recent COVID-19 infection.

  • Detection of IgM antibodies tends to indicate a recent exposure to COVID-19.
  • Detection of IgG antibodies indicates a later stage of infection.

Thus, this combined antibody test could also provide information on the stage of infection.

Please note: this test is for business / professional use only, not for members of the public.

Please call 0333 600 1300 to order your coronavirus test, or alternatively order online

Diagnose a COVID-19 infection before symptoms appear

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the coronavirus test?

The Rapid IgM-IgG Combined Antibody Test for COVID-19 is a lateral flow immunoassay used to qualitatively detect both early and late marker IgG/IgM antibodies in human finger-prick blood samples.

How does the coronavirus test work?

It is widely accepted that Immunoglobulin M (IgM) provides the first line of defence during viral infections, followed by the generation of adaptive, high affinity Immunoglobulin G (IgG) responses for long-term immunity and immunological memory. Therefore, testing of COVID-19 IgM and IgG antibodies is an effective method for the rapid diagnosis of COVID-19 infection.

  • Detection of IgM antibodies tends to indicate a recent exposure to COVID-19.
  • Detection of IgG antibodies indicates a later stage of infection.

The testing device has a strip, which contains a colloidal gold-labelled recombinant novel coronavirus antigen and quality control antibody colloidal gold marker, two detection lines (G and M lines) and one quality control line (C) fixed on a nitrocellulose membrane. M is fixed with monoclonal anti-human IgM antibody for detecting the novel coronavirus IgM antibody. G is fixed with monoclonal antihuman IgG antibody for detecting the novel coronavirus IgG antibody.

How quickly can I get the results?

Results are within 15 minutes after the blood sample and buffer have been combined in the testing device’s sample well.

How accurate is the coronavirus test?

We can confirm that the quality of the immunoassay screen is very high. The medical device contained within our kits has an EC-Declaration of Conformity with the Essential Requirements Annex I of the Directive 98/79/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 1998 on in vitro diagnostic medical devices. The sensitivity of our immunoassay is 86.8% (IgM), 97.4% (IgG), with a specificity of 98.6% (IgM), 99.3% (IgG).

How do I understand the results?

A total of three detection lines are possible. The control (C) line appears when the sample flows through the testing device cassette.

Negative Result 
If only the quality control (C) line appears, then no novel coronavirus antibody has been detected and the result is negative.

Positive Result, M only 
If both the quality control line (C) and the detection line M appears, then the novel coronavirus IgM antibody has been detected and the result is positive for the IgM antibody.

Positive Result, G only 
If both the quality control line (C) and the detection line G appears, then the novel coronavirus IgG antibody has been detected and the result is positive for the IgG antibody.

Positive Result, G and M 
If the quality control line (C) and both detection lines G and M appear, then the novel coronavirus IgG and IgM antibodies have been detected and the result is positive for both the IgG and IgM antibodies.

Coronavirus test results

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