In early January 2020, a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified as the infectious agent causing an outbreak of viral pneumonia in Wuhan, China, where the first cases had their symptom onset in December 2019. The 2019-nCoV IgG/IgM Rapid Test Cassette is a qualitative membrane-based immunoassay for the detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to 2019-nCoV in blood.
These tests are for use by medical professionals only and as such, the packs do not include any blood sampling equipment. The tests are intended to be used on patients exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. They will be expected to show positive 7 days after infection and/or 3 days after the onset of symptoms. During the asymptomatic phase (i.e. an infected patient is not showing symptoms) you may get a false negative result.
Please note that these tests are in transit to us and are due to arrive the week commencing April 6th. We are accepting back-orders and your order will be dispatched within 24 hours of the stock arriving. You will be limited to a maximum of 3 packs of 25 per customer. For orders of 100 tests or more, please contact us for pricing and delivery estimates.
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In early January 2020, a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified as the infectious agent causing an outbreak of viral pneumonia in Wuhan, China, where the first cases had their symptoms onset in December 2019. Coronaviruses are enveloped RNA viruses that are distributed broadly among humans, other mammals, and birds and that cause respiratory, enteric, hepatic, and neurological diseases.
Six coronavirus species are known to cause human disease.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute
respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
How do you wash your hands properly? – European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
You can download the full size poster here.
For additional advice on how to manage and what to do if you suspect that you have contracted Coronavirus please visit the NHS website
New research has suggested that the virus can remain viable in the air for up to 3 hours, on copper for up to 4 hours, on cardboard up to 24 hours and on plastic and stainless steel up to 2 to 3 days – information taken from the medRxiv database.
The 2019-nCoV IgG/IgM Rapid Test Cassette (Fingerstick Whole Blood) is a qualitative membrane-based immunoassay for the detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to 2019-nCoV in Fingerstick Whole Blood specimen. This test consists of two components, an IgG component and an IgM component. In the IgG component, anti-human IgG is coated in IgG test line region.
During testing, the specimen reacts with 2019-nCoV antigen-coated particles in the test cassette.
The mixture then migrates upward on the membrane chromatographically by capillary action and reacts with the anti-human IgG in IgG test line region, if the specimen contains IgG antibodies to 2019-nCoV. A coloured line will appear in IgG test line region as a result of this. Similarly, antihuman IgM is coated in IgM test line region and if specimen contains IgM antibodies to 2019-nCoV, the conjugate-specimen complex reacts with anti-human IgM. A coloured line appears in IgM test line region as a result.
Therefore, if the specimen contains 2019-nCoV IgG antibodies, a coloured line will appear in IgG test line region. If the specimen contains 2019-nCoV IgM antibodies, a coloured line will appear in IgM test line region. If the specimen does not contain 2019-nCoV antibodies, no coloured line will appear in either of the test line regions, indicating a negative result. To serve as a procedural control, a colored line will always appear in the control line region, indicating that the proper volume of specimen has been added and membrane wicking has occurred.
These tests are intended to be used on patients exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. They will be expected to show positive 7 days after infection and/or 3 days after the onset of symptoms. During the asymptomatic phase (i.e. an infected patient is not showing symptoms) you may get a false negative result.
These test kits are for professional use only. Each pack will contain:
View the video on how to carry out the test using Whole Blood, Serum/Plasma and Fingerstick Whole Blood
Download the professional instructions here.
Please watch the video to see how the test is carried out.
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