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Rapid COVID-19 Antibody Test Developed

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Healgen Scientific has developed a COVID-19 antibody test specific to SARS-CoV-2 generated immune responses. The COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Cassette, yields results from Whole Blood, Serum and Plasma specimens in 10 minutes.

Coronaviruses are enveloped RNA viruses that are distributed broadly among humans, other mammals, and birds and that cause respiratory, enteric, hepatic, and neurologic diseases. Seven coronavirus species are known to cause human disease. Four viruses - 229E, OC43, NL63, and HKU1 - are prevalent and typically cause common cold symptoms in immunocompetent individuals.4 The three other strains - severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - are zoonotic in origin and have been linked to sometimes fatal illness. IgG and IgM antibodies to 2019 Novel Coronavirus can be detected with 1-3 weeks after exposure. The seroconversion rate and the antibody levels increased rapidly during the first two weeks.

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