This test is used to identify whether you have previously been in contact with the virus or not. It’s important to note that this test will not provide you with a diagnosis.
What this test will do, is to provide you with one of three different indications, and they do this by identifying 2 types of antibodies – IgG and IgM.
This will show you one of the following:
- The test detects the presence of IgM antibodies. This indicates that you may currently have the virus.
- The test detects the presence of IgG antibodies. This indicates that you may have previously been infected with the virus but have recovered and are no longer infectious.
- The test will detect the presence of both IgG and IgM antibodies. This indicates that you may still have the virus and could still be infectious. However, the additional presence of the IgG antibodies indicates that your body is fighting the virus off.
These instant antibody blood spot tests are so easy to use they can be self-administered and give you results in only 15 minutes.
This test is approved for professional use and must be carried out by a professional.
Further information and FAQs about this test can be found here.