For the qualitative detection of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) IgM and IgG antibodies in human serum and whole blood
Common signs of a person infected with a coronavirus include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and dyspnea. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), kidney failure, and even death. Coronavirus can be excreted through respiratory secretions or transmitted through oral fluids, sneezing, physical contact, and through air droplets.
Sample Preparation for Test
Assay is suitable for human serum, whole blood, or finger prick samples. Samples should be used as soon as possible after collection.
- Whole blood collection: Any non-anticoagulated whole blood, including finger prick blood may be used, but the test must be processed immediately as per the “TESTING METHOD” section. These samples cannot be stored.
- Serum collection: Samples should be collected via venous draw and should not be hemolyzed. Serum should be separated as soon as possible after blood collection to avoid hemolysis.
- During sample processing disposable pipettes or pipette tips are required, and care must be taken to prevent cross-contamination.