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You want to find out whether you already had the coronavirus without having noticed it and your body has already produced antibodies against SARS-CoV-2? That may be the case! The Covid Antibody Test is helpful for people who want to check if they have already been infected with COVID-19.
In some cases the novel coronavirus causes mild flu-like symptoms or even no symptoms whatsoever. This is why many people are unsure whether they may have already had the virus. Because there are always cases where the disease progresses with only mild symptoms or even without symptoms at all.
If you already had COVID 19, can be determined via antibodies in your blood. During the disease, your immune system produces specific antibodies that fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. The Coronavirus Antibody Test from cerascreen® measures these specific antibodies against corona in your blood. To take the test, simply collect a small blood sample at home and send it to a medial laboratory using the free shipping envelope. The medical partner laboratory will carry out the antibody analysis and will inform you within 12-48 hours after the sample has been received.
If the result is positive, it is highly likely that you have already had the virus. If antibodies to SARS CoV-2 are found in your blood, you may be immune to the virus.
Researchers are looking at how people who have antibodies in their blood can be immune to being reinfected with the virus. For many viruses, the body builds up immunity through antibodies after infection. Long-term trials are still needed to find out whether this is also the case with corona viruses.
Strengthen the immune system
Do you want to find out whether your body is sufficiently supplied with nutrients that support your immune system?
You can strengthen your immune system by ensuring a supply of essential vitamins and minerals. For example, if you have a vitamin D deficiency or an undersupply of essential minerals such as magnesium, selenium and zinc, your immune system cannot work optimally.
With the Get Fit Through Cold Season bundle you can test your levels of the nutrients vitamin D, magnesium, selenium and zinc. If you detect an undersupply, you can take targeted countermeasures with dietary changes or dietary supplements. The tests included are sampling and sending in kits, for which you take a few drops of blood at home and send your sample to a laboratory.
Not everyone who has been infected with the coronavirus develops such strong symptoms that they go to the doctor. And not everyone gets tested. This makes it difficult for researchers to estimate how many people were actually sick and how many might have been infected. An antibody test can be used to find out how many people are undetected, so it is easier to track the spread of the virus. This can be an important factor in deciding whether contact restrictions and other measures can be eased.
If you currently have symptoms of a flu or cold, then a test is probably not useful –antibodies cannot always be detected in the earlier stages. If you want to test if you are currently infected, you need a PCR test to detect the presence of the genetic material of the virus.
Research into coronavirus treatments + further information from the UK National Health Service (NHS)
If you have had coronavirus, there is a possibility to donate your blood plasma. This can help researches find treatments for SARS-COV-2. To read more about it, click here.
You wish to read more about Covid Antibody testing in the UK? Get the latest NHS information as well as helpful advice about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) here on the NHS website.