Antibody Test

49,00 (includes shipping)

This new serological test measures IgA, IgM and IgG antibody values in your blood. This allows us to indicate whether you have been exposed to the Coronavirus and are supposed to have developed immunity against future Covid-19 infections.

Test name: Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2

Test for: IgA, IgM and IgG antibodies in your blood // SARS Coronavirus-2

Test type: Laboratory test

Sensitivity of this test: 100%

Specificity of this test: 99.8%

Collection Method:  Finger prick

Incubation period: We recommend this test from 2 weeks after initial symptoms

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How It Works

Order Your Test

Once you have placed your order, your test-kit will be delivered within days (in discreet packaging).

Activate & Collect Your Sample

After online activation of your test-kit, you can collect and mail your sample within minutes.

View Results

A certified laboratory will review your sample, test results will be available within days.

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De algehele ervaring was uitstekend. Maar de verwerkingstijd was iets te lang, maar dit kwam waarschijnlijk omdat ik pas laat op vrijdagavond had besteld. De rest van het proces is heel goed verlopen.
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Introduction

When you get infected with the Covid-19 virus, your body – like all viral infections – will produce antibodies to make the virus harmless. You will produce both acute antibodies (IgA and IgM) that fight directly against the virus, as well as more chronic antibodies (IgG). These IgG antibodies may make you (possibly) immune to a subsequent attack of the same virus. To find out if you have previously been infected with the Covid-19 virus, you can test whether these antibodies are present in your blood.

About the Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Serological Test

Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 is the latest development for the detection of antibodies (including IgG) against the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in human serum and plasma. Using a blood sample, the test can detect antibodies to the new coronavirus that cause COVID-19, which would indicate whether a person is already infected and may have developed immunity to the virus. Based on the measurement of a total of 5272 samples, the Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 assay has a specificity of 99.81% and shows no cross-reactivity with the four human coronaviruses causing colds. This means that it greatly reduces the chance of false positives. Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 detected antibodies with 100% sensitivity in samples taken 14 days after a PCR-confirmed infection. The importance of specificity and sensitivity of a particular test depends on the purpose and prevalence of diseases within a given population.

The high specificity of the test is crucial to reliably determine whether a person has been exposed to the virus and whether the patient has developed antibodies . These values of 100% and 99,81% also indicate that the chance of a false-negative or false-positive result is extremely small.

Because these antibodies are only produced after a few days after the first symptoms appear, we adhere to the 14-day limit before the test can be taken in order to guarantee the reliability of the test results.

The test process

Homed-IQ uses a finger prick test that will be delivered to your door-step, so that you can take the test from the comfort of your home. After you have collected the sample, you send the materials to one of our certified partner laboratories. once the test results are available this will be assessed by a doctor and shared with you. All of our tests are CE certified laboratory test and are no ‘rapid tests’!

What can we say about immunity after you have been infected?

Although the studies seem to indicate that people are immune to the virus after an infection, there is still no definite answer as to whether you can be infected again at a later time. Immunity has been shown in studies with mice and rhesus monkeys. However, this has not yet been scientifically proven for humans. We closely follow the scientific developments and we recommend you to subscribe to our newsletter to follow the latest developments.

Common symptoms of the COVID-19 virus are:

An infection with the COVID-19 virus can go without symptoms in a large part of the population. About 80% have mild to moderate symptoms, 13,8% have serious symptoms and less than 6.2% are showing very serious symptoms. 

The following symptoms are reported in varying degrees:

  • Coughing
  • Dry cough (68%)
  • Cough with mucus (32%)
  • Fever (88%)
  • Cold and sneezing (14%)
  • Shortness of breath (19%)
  • Sore throat / lung pain (17%)
  • Muscle and joint pain (15%)
  • Loss of smell or taste (38%)
  • Diarrhoea (4%)
  • Nausea and vomiting (5%)
  • Headache (14%)
  • Fatigue (38%)
Source: RIVM (The Netherlands)

About the Test results

  • A COI value of <1.0 means that you have not made antibodies against the Coronavirus. So you have not yet experienced the disease.
  • A COI value of >= 1.0 indicates that your body has produced antibodies and has therefore experienced an infection with the Covid-19 virus. It appears that you are immune to the Covid-19 virus (although this has yet to be officially confirmed by the WHO).
 
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Introduction

When you get infected with the Covid-19 virus, your body – like all viral infections – will produce antibodies to make the virus harmless. You will produce both acute antibodies (IgA and IgM) that fight directly against the virus, as well as more chronic antibodies (IgG). These IgG antibodies may make you (possibly) immune to a subsequent attack of the same virus. To find out if you have previously been infected with the Covid-19 virus, you can test whether these antibodies are present in your blood.

 

About the Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Serological Test

Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 is the latest development for the detection of antibodies (including IgG) against the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in human serum and plasma. Using a blood sample, the test can detect antibodies to the new coronavirus that cause COVID-19, which would indicate whether a person is already infected and may have developed immunity to the virus. Based on the measurement of a total of 5272 samples, the Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 assay has a specificity of 99.81% and shows no cross-reactivity with the four human coronaviruses causing colds. This means that it greatly reduces the chance of false positives. Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 detected antibodies with 100% sensitivity in samples taken 14 days after a PCR-confirmed infection. The importance of specificity and sensitivity of a particular test depends on the purpose and prevalence of diseases within a given population.

The high specificity of the test is crucial to reliably determine whether a person has been exposed to the virus and whether the patient has developed antibodies. These values of 100% and 99,81% also indicate that the chance of a false-negative or false-positive result is extremely small.

Because these antibodies are only produced after a few days after the first symptoms appear, we adhere to the 14-day limit before the test can be taken in order to guarantee the reliability of the test results.

 

The test process

Homed-IQ uses a finger prick test that will be delivered to your door-step, so that you can take the test from the comfort of your home. After you have collected the sample, you send the materials to one of our certified partner laboratories. once the test results are available this will be assessed by a doctor and shared with you. All of our tests are CE certified laboratory test and are no ‘rapid tests’!

 

What can we say about immunity after you have been infected?

Although the studies seem to indicate that people are immune to the virus after an infection, there is still no definite answer as to whether you can be infected again at a later time. Immunity has been shown in studies with mice and rhesus monkeys. However, this has not yet been scientifically proven for humans. We closely follow the scientific developments and we recommend you to subscribe to our newsletter to follow the latest developments.

Common symptoms of the COVID-19 virus are:

An infection with the COVID-19 virus can go without symptoms in a large part of the population. About 80% have mild to moderate symptoms, 13,8% have serious symptoms and less than 6.2% are showing very serious symptoms. 

The following symptoms are reported in varying degrees:

  • Coughing
  • Dry cough (68%) – Cough with mucus (32%)
  • Fever (88%)
  • Cold and sneezing (14%)
  • Shortness of breath (19%)
  • Sore throat / lung pain (17%)
  • Muscle and joint pain (15%)
  • Loss of smell or taste (38%)
  • Diarrhoea (4%)
  • Nausea and vomiting (5%)
  • Headache (14%)
  • Fatigue (38%)
Source: RIVM (The Netherlands)

About the Test results

  • A COI value of <1.0 means that you have not made antibodies against the Coronavirus. So you have not yet experienced the disease.
  • A COI value of >= 1.0 indicates that your body has produced antibodies and has therefore experienced an infection with the Covid-19 virus. It appears that you are immune to the Covid-19 virus (although this has yet to be officially confirmed by the WHO).

Frequently Asked Questions

This specially composed page with many of the most common questions and answers from our customers.

What is the Corona virus?

‘Coronavirus Disease 2019’ (also known as COVID-19 or coronavirus) is a respiratory disease caused by the ‘SARS-CoV2’ virus. It was recently identified in Wuhan, China, and has spread worldwide. More and more cases have been reported in Europe and the United States and it has become a global public health emergency. As of March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified COVID-19 as a global pandemic.

How does the Corona virus spread?

COVID-19 easily spreads from person to person. For example, when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales, tiny particles move in the air that can infect other people. Other people are exposed to the virus by inhaling these droplets or by touching their eyes, nose, or mouth.

Who is at high risk of getting very sick of the Corona virus?

Most people have mild symptoms. Severe cases are more common in older adults (over 60 years of age), as well as in pregnant women, those with weakened immune systems, and those with underlying health problems. However, serious symptoms may also appear in younger adults and in rare cases even in children.

Am I at risk with COVID-19?

The risk of getting COVID-19 depends on many factors, including where you live, recent travel history, and close contact with people with symptoms. COVID-19 is extremely contagious. It is important to comply with all local travel restrictions and protect yourself from exposure if you are in a city or area where the virus is active.

What are the most common symptoms?

SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus symptoms can occur 2 to 14 days after a person has been exposed to the virus. An infection with the COVID-19 virus can go without symptoms in a large part of the population. About 80% are showing mild to moderate symptoms, 13,8% have serious symptoms and less than 6.2% are showing very serious symptoms.

The following symptoms are reported in varying degrees:

  • Coughing
  • Dry cough (68%)
  • Cough with mucus (32%)
  • Fever (88%)
  • Cold and sneezing (14%)
  • Shortness of breath (19%)
  • Sore throat / lung pain (17%)
  • Muscle and joint pain (15%)
  • Loss of smell or taste (38%)
  • Diarrhea (4%)
  • Nausea and vomiting (5%)
  • Headache (14%)
  • Fatigue (38%)

How is the Corona virus currently being treated?

Treatment is currently focused on managing symptoms and protecting your family and community through self-isolation.

Not all patients with COVID-19 need medical attention, and most people recover within 2 weeks without specific treatment.

Is there a vaccine against COVID-19 available?

At present, there is no vaccine or antiviral medication available.

Who should take this test?

We recommend this test to people (of all age groups) that would like to know if they have been exposed to the Coronavirus and want to learn if they have developed antibodies to protect them against future covid-19 infections.

Who should not take this test?

  1. People that are currently experiencing severe symptoms of Covid-19. Seek immediately medical attention.
  2. If you have not been exposed to COVID-19 in the past.
  3. You have not experienced any symptoms and have not been in an area where COVID-19 has been detected.
  4. If you are under 18 years old.

Why is it important for you to know if you have or have had the COVID-19 virus?

A better understanding about who has and hasn’t been infected within the family will be so important for decision-making. This test provides you with answers on if someone developed antibodies against the Coronavirus and may be potentially immune to it.

In case I have had it, can I get it again or am I immune?

There’s not been any evidence that anyone’s gotten it more than once. Someone with a normal immune system that can react to the virus and get better should have immunity for quite some time, at least a year, if not longer.

How does this test work and what is being tested specifically for?

This test measures the IgA, IgM and the IgG antibody values in your blood. This allows us to indicate whether you are currently infected or whether you have had the infection and are supposed to have developed immunity against future COVID-19 infections.

How does the Homed-IQ Testing process work?

Homed-IQ uses a finger prick test that will be delivered to your door-step, so you can take the test from the comfort of your home. After you have collected the sample, you send the materials to one of our certified partner laboratories, once the test results are available it will be assessed by a doctor and shared with you. All of our tests are CE certified laboratory tests and no ‘rapid tests’!

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