The rapid antibody tests helps and supports the South African Health institutions to better understand the accurate Covid-19 infection rate and spread. This is also an opportunity to find out if you had asymptomatic COVID-19 in the past.
- Make an appointment at Medirite Pharmacy
- Answer the relevant questions with the pharmacist
- The Pharmacist will perform the finger-prick blood test
- Your results will be ready in 10 minutes
- Your result will be logged on the necessary database for infection spread tracking
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WHY GET TESTED FOR COVID19 ANTIBODIES?
- COVID-19 antibody testing, also known as serology testing, is a blood test that’s done to find out if you’ve had a past infection with SARS-CoV-2.
- You had symptoms of COVID-19 in the past but weren’t tested.
- You’re about to have a medical procedure done in a hospital or clinic, especially if you’ve had a positive COVID-19 diagnostic test in the past.
- You’ve had a COVID-19 infection in the past and want to donate plasma, a part of your blood that contains antibodies that can help treat others who have severe cases of COVID-19.
- If a child is sick and the doctor suspects multi system inflammatory syndrome for children (MIS-C), antibody testing may be ordered to help diagnose MIS-C. Many children with MIS-C have antibodies to COVID-19, indicating past infection with the coronavirus.
- if someone in your home got the virus, but you didn’t experience any symptoms and did not go for a PCP test at the time, you can go for an antibody test now to find out whether you did or didn’t catch COVID-19.
- National Sero-Survey – South African Research Institutions need to know the true number of infections and how the virus has spread .
- The sensitivity of the SAI-IPPA approved rapid antibody test registered in South Africa is 95% (range 89.6-98.8%).
- The specificity of the SAHIDIRA approved rapid antibody test registered in South Africa is 700% (range 93.4 – 100%). You may test positive for antibodies even if you have never had symptoms of COVID-19. This can happen if you had an infection without symptoms, which is called an asymptomatic infection.
- Having antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 may provide protection from getting infected with the virus again. But even if it does, we do not know how much protection the antibodies may provide or how long this protection may last.
- If you get symptoms after the antibody test, you might need another test called a viral test. Viral tests identify the virus in samples from your respiratory system, such as a swab from the inside of your nose.