COVID-19 laboratory testing
Understand lab testing and the available options
We are shipping our newly CE-marked total antibody2 test worldwide
The test has demonstrated 100 percent sensitivity and 99.8 percent specificity in identifying SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in as few as 10 minutes3.
The importance of testing
A person with the COVID-19 virus on average infects two or more other people.4,5 The tricky part: While they are infectious, people are often not aware that they have the disease because they do not (yet) display any typical symptoms. Given the high infection rate and the environmental stability of the virus, it is vital to identify infected individuals as early as possible, so that patients with more severe cases of COVID-19 can receive proper treatment fast and – on a larger scale – to help reduce the overall spread of the virus. There are several testing options.
FTD SARS-CoV-21 PCR test: Do I have COVID-19?
Total antibody test2: Did I have COVID-19?
This test has not been reviewed by the FDA. In the U.S., use of this test is limited to laboratories that are certified under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) to perform high-complexity testing. Product availability may vary by country and is subject to regulatory requirements.
Performance claims are based on results for the ADVIA Centaur / Atellica IM SARS-CoV-2 (COV2T) assay. The test was shown to have 100% sensitivity at 14 days or more after a positive PCR test.
Riou J, Althous CL. Euro Surveill. 2020;25(4):2000058. https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.4.2000058
Liu Y, Gayle AA, Wilder-Smith A, et al. J Travel Med. 2020;27(2). https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taaa021