The Coronavirus pandemic has badly affected people, places, and economies. The rate at which it is spreading is alarming. Hence, it needs to be detected quickly, to establish control over the disease through various forms of treatments recommended by WHO. This is essential at least till the vaccine is introduced. In last few months, the demand for FDA approved reliable COVID-19 instant testing kits has increased tremendously. These kits help laboratories and healthcare organizations increase the number of tests per day, decrease the result time to 10 minutes, and effectively treat people at the right time. MedWay Onsite Health Solutions provides FDA authorized Coronavirus IgG/IgM rapid test kit that has been instrumental in testing suspected Covid-19 cases.
Based on the typical symptoms such as cough, cold, fever, sore throat, and so on, it is essential to identify a prior infection in your body. This is to either confirm or rule out the presence of Covid-19 antibodies in a given sample. This is because, the fever can be because of a regular infection or Covid-19. Now, what is immunoglobulin. As part of the immune system, our body makes various immunoglobulins to fight off antigens of viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. The type of immunoglobulin differs with each disease. IgG is abundantly present in all bodily fluids and wards off various viruses and bacteria. IgM is present in the lymphatic fluid and blood and is made by the body to fight off a new infection. So, a combination of IgG and IgM or immunoglobulin G and M types play a role in detecting Covid-19 infection. The rapid test kits detect the presence of IgG and IgM antibodies. If the test is positive, there is a chance of Covid-19 infection.
Before, we even mention the steps, we need to put this as a disclaimer that these kits are only recommended to be done in high-emergency settings and performed strictly by medical professionals, according to the rules set by FDA. Else, serological tests are recommended as they have a long window of detection which can help detect the virus even after the symptoms disappear. The rapid test, on the other hand, have a short window, and the testing needs to be done in case of an acute infection or peculiar symptoms. Here are some of the symptoms observed in Covid-19 infections which may be confused with other common infections:
You may experience some of these symptoms which could be very mild at times. It is best to consult your practitioner to get a PCR test done and not ignore any symptoms, especially if they persist.
Here are the steps to use the rapid testing kit for Covid-19 diagnosis:
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