• May 1, 2021

SARS-CoV-2

For rapid detection of anti-SARS-CoV-2 (2019-nCoV) IgG and IgM in 10-15 minutes during Covid-19

COVID-19 (Corona virus disease) is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (2019-nCoV).

The SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Diagnostic Test provides qualitative detection of IgG and / or IgM from human serum, whole blood, or plasma in approximately 10-15 minutes.

Rapid tests are based on the principle of lateral flow immunoassay chromatography and are available in cassette form. The test is based on the separation of the components of a mixture through a medium by capillary force and the rapid and specific binding of an antibody to its antigen.

IgM and IgG are immunoglobulins produced by the immune system to provide protection against SARS-CoV-2. Therefore, anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgM and IgG can be detected in samples from affected patients.

We offer several types of kits to detect IgG or IgM or both at the same time. We also offer kits containing only the cassettes and other complete kits for sampling and analysis. All these kits are for in vitro diagnostic use and can only be used by healthcare professionals.

Find all our CE / IVD rapid tests for SARS-CoV-2

What are the advantages of rapid tests:

  • Rapid detection in 10-15 minutes.
  • High detection efficiency: simultaneous monitoring of IgM and IgG.
  • Detection without test equipment.
  • Easy to operate and compatible with serum / whole blood/plasma.
  • Storage at room temperature.

What is the principle of rapid tests for SARS-CoV-2?

The test detects the presence of patient-generated antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. The test can detect two types of antibody isotypes: IgG and IgM.

There are several types of tests, but the most common is to fix anti-human IgG and IgM antibodies to the surface of the cassette and couple a virus antigen with colloidal gold particles.

If the patient sample contains anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, then these antibodies will bind to the antigen present on the conjugation pad of the cassette and the complex formed will migrate to the membrane-bound anti-human IgG and / or IgM. Then a colored band will appear (see possible results below).

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