Test kit for self-collection of a blood sample at home or in the shop. The IgG antibody test is used to clarify or detect a previous infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19). At the earliest 14 days after the onset of symptoms, the IgG antibody test in the blood shows whether you have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past or whether a possible vaccination has taken effect and anti-bodies have been formed.
Antibody testing is by no means intended for acute diagnosis of ill persons and does not replace diagnosis by means of PCR, since antibodies can only be detected approx. 2 weeks after the onset of symptoms and approx. 4 weeks after infection. In individual cases, the development of IgG antibodies can take up to 7 weeks.
*** Caution, do not take the blood sample immediately before or during the weekend. The collection should be carried out on Mondays-Thursdays and sent to the post office on the same day. ***
It is unclear for many people whether they have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) without symptoms. In addition, after a possible vaccination, it can be proven whether antibodies have been formed. This can clarify whether a certain protection against a new COVID-19 infection can be assumed and whether immunity is present. According to current knowledge, it can be assumed that an infection with SARS-CoV-2, whether symptomatic or without signs of illness, or a vaccination protects against further infections with the virus. This is particularly important for employees in health care, care of the elderly, education, but also in the working world in general. The test can also be used to investigate how extensively the population has been infected with COVID-19.
**** The COVID-19 IgG antibody test is NOT suitable for the detection of acute infection and must not be confused with the PCR tests for the detection of virus components. The test is not suitable for early diagnosis or for ruling out recent infection. ****