SARS-CoV-2 antibody test is now available. Details are as follows.
- Cost is Rs. 350/- only per person. Report usually on the same day or next day.
- Test is done from blood sample. The test is done in the laboratory on an instrument. Report is generally available same day or next day. Method - ECLIA
- This test is not useful for diagnosis of COVID
- In case you have symptoms like fever or the doctor is suspecting COVID then this test will not help you.
- This test is useful to check if you have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 in the recent past.
- This test may be useful for the following
- Health Care workers
- Persons coming in contact with a large no of people like Police, Security personal, Bank employees
- Persons staying in Containment areas