Rapid Antibody-Based Blood Tests
for Covid-19

What is Rapid Antibody-Based Blood Tests ?

corona-virus SIMS Hospital

Difference between Existing and New Testing kits ?

Existing Testing System: The present Covid-19 detection tests being carried out in the country are called PCR (polymerase chain reaction), which require nasal or throat swabs. It takes about five hours for the results to come out. PCR costs were high.

Rapid Antibody Testing: The rapid testing kits are quicker to get early results. They use blood samples of suspected patients and normally takes around 15-30 minutes to give the result. Under this, one has to clean their finger with an alcohol swab and use the lancet provided for finger-pricks.