product_id = 5030944899131variant_id = 34190147354683template_name =
About the test
The cerascreen® Coronavirus Antibody Tests are reliable tests using the ELISA method (no rapid tests!). The samples are analysed at a certified medical lab and tested for coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) antibodies. As soon as the sample has reached our lab, the lab will analyze your sample within the next 12-48 hours.Take the cerascreen®️ Coronavirus Antibody Test together with your loved one and benefit from the discounted bundle offer.
- Get: 2 x Coronavirus Antibody Test
- Save 11% (compared to single tests) by buying the test as double pack!
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Antibody Test - Double Pack
Take your blood sample easily at home with the sample taking and send-in kit. Your sample will be evaluated in an accredited medical lab.
- More certainty whether your body has developed antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 and whether there was an infection with the corona virus.
- Safe and discreet sampling at home
- As soon as the sample has reached our lab, the lab will analyze your sample within the next 12-48 hours
- High reliability of the laboratory results of the SARS-CoV-2 antibody test - comparable to taking samples at the doctor's
- High significance, due to the measurement of the long-lived IgG antibody - also for the detection of COVID-19 infections in the past
- Cooperation with accredited medical laboratories
- No risk of infection through the visit to the doctor or medical staff
- Laboratory and shipping costs included
- Diagnostics in the laboratory using a recognized ELISA method (no rapid test!)
Benefits of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Antibody Test - Double Pack
The sample can be taken safely and discreetly at home. During the pandemic, there is no need to leave your home or visit a doctor. In this way you protect others and do not impose a risk of infection on medical professionals.
The cerascreen® Coronavirus Antibody Test is analysed by a medical laboratory and uses the same method that is used to research the coronavirus. The more antibody tests that are done, the better the status of the pandemic can be evaluated.
Take advantage of our expertise: cerascreen® is the market leader for at-home medical sample taking and send-in kits in Europe, with 8 years of experience in the developement and analysis of tests. We have developed more than 50 different approved sample taking and send-in kits (medical products) , analysed 250,000 samples, and serve 19 different european countries.Questions
Frequently asked questions about Coronavirus (Covid-19) Antibody Test - Double Pack
Why are COVID-19 antibody tests important?
Not everyone who has been infected with coronavirus had symptoms and went to the doctor. And not everyone has been tested. So it is difficult for researchers to estimate how many people were actually sick and how many have been infected. An antibody test allows for a rough estimate of unknown cases and thus a better monitoring of the spread of the virus. This is an important factor for deciding whether contact limitations and other measures can be relaxed.
How do antibody tests help? If you have been infected with coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 you probably carry the antibodies. These antibodies can be detected in blood by laboratories. This will indicate if you have already been infected with COVID-19 and are therefore likely immune to a further infection.
Who should take the test?
The 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.
The antibodies can be detected one to two weeks after the beginning of the disease. A good rule of thumb is that the test is useful starting at around14 days, after you have had flu-like symptoms.
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 like the cerascreen® Coronavirus Test to detect the presence of the genetic material of the virus (currently only available in Germany).
How does the covid antibody test work?
The cerascreen® Antibody Test is a sample taking and send-in kit for home use. It uses a small blood sample taken from a fingertip and collecting it on the dried blood spot card. Take it where and when is convenient for you. Then simply send the dried blood spot card to our diagnostic laboratory free of charge with the provided return envelope.
The laboratory uses the established ELISA analysis method in order to test your blood for IgG antibodies to the coronavirus. When the analysis is complete, you will receive a notification by email or the my cerascreen® app. You can then download your personal results report with your test result.
How conclusive is the test?
The cerascreen® Antibody Test uses scientifically established measurement techniques for the detection of COVID-19 antibodies. It is a very diagnostically conclusive method for determining if a coronavirus was present.
Just as all medical tests, it is not 100% accurate. In rare cases it can lead to a false positive (you tested positive, but have not yet had the virus) or a false negative (you tested negative, but have already had the virus).
The accuracy of laboratory tests like the cerascreen® Antibody Test is, however, considerably higher than quick tests that give a result without having been analysed in a lab.
What does the result tell me?
The results report will tell you if your result was positive or negative. Positive means that antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 were detected in your blood. Negative means they were not detected.
A positive result can be an indication that you have already had a coronavirus infection.
What is the ELISA analysis method?
ELISA stands for “Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay”. It is the standard scientific method that labs use to detect antibodies in the blood. ELISA is typically used for allergy tests or to diagnose infectious diseases, and is also the established laboratory measure for antibody tests for SARS-CoV-2.
The virus (the antigen) is attached to a special lab plate, to which your sample is then added. If there are antibodies in your sample, then afer a while they bind to the antigens to form complexes.
Then a special enzyme, which is likewise bound to an antibody, is added. If there are antibody-antigen complexes on the plate, then the newly formed enzyme-antibody bundles will dock on them.This larger complex is then called the “ELISA sandwich”.
If these “sandwiches” are present, then a chemical substance added to the enzyme will as a result change color. The color intensity indicates if there are antibodies in the sample and if so, how many.
Do I need to report my result?
No. In contrast with a result from a PCR Test, one is not required to report the antibody test result. Neither you nor the lab is required to report the result to the public health office.
There are still no special regulations currently for people with a positive antibody test result. Even if one is possibly immune, the contact restrictions still apply.
What does immunisation mean?
When pathogens like a virus enter the body, the immune system is on full alert to fight them. In this process, antibodies are created.
Antibodies are designed for certain pathogens. The specified antibodies recognise the virus or bacteria and bind to it, which allows the defense cells to attack it. If, together with other tools of the immune system, they ensure that the pathogens cannot trigger the disease again, this is called immunity.
If your body has produced these antibodies at any time, they remain in the body. How long that is for depends on the class of antibody. IgG antibodies for instance can remain active to fight viruses for years in some cases.
Does a positive result mean I am immune?
It is currently not yet scientifically confirmed if one becomes immune after a coronavirus infection. However researchers are optimistic after early studies with humans and monkeys show that most people build an immunity after recovering from a COVID-19 infection.
Other studies from China and South Korea have suggested that people there have been infected with the virus multiple times or that the virus was reactivated. According to some virologists, this could be due to the measurement method, which can result at certain times in a negative result even though the virus is still present in the body.
Is there a coronavirus hotline?
For urgent questions about coronavirus, phone your GP and they will assess you over the phone or contact HSELive on 1850 241 850
In case of emergency such as difficulty breathing, dial the emergency number 112 or 999.
Why are children under 18 not allowed to take the test?
Our tests are not suitable for underage children and adolescents under the age of 18. Under 18s cannot activate the tests online and therefore cannot receive a test result. We ask that you do not administer the tests to your children either.
Children and adolescents need much closer supervision and counselling regarding medical tests and their interpretation. Testing with lancets and chemicals is not without risk and would need to be closely supervised by guardians. In addition, the reference values we give are always based on adult data. In the case of children, the risk of misinterpreting the results would be very high.
We want to fulfil our responsibility as a provider of medical products and ensure that children and adolescents are not unsettled by measurement results that are difficult for them to interpret. Since we cannot control whether the minors' legal guardians actually consent to the test being carried out and supervise them, we exclude tests for under 18s altogether.
If you are under 18 and have purchased a test, please contact our customer support.
Why does it take up to a week for the sample to reach the lab?
Please bear in mind that your results will not be analyzed in the UK but in Germany. For that reason, it can take up to a week for the sample to arrive at the lab. This does not affect the stability of the samples, as the method we are using is optimized for long transports.
Initially, your sample is sent to our collection center in the UK. From there, it is shipped to our central sample sorting facility in Germany, which then distributes samples to our partner laboratories. Once your sample is analyzed there, you will receive a notification and can access your result online.
Please check your mailbox regularly. We will notify you as soon as your sample is sent, arrives, or is analyzed.Reviews
This is how it works
Your test kit contains everything you need to draw a small sample of blood from your fingertip. Then send the sample back to us free of charge in the enclosed return envelope.
After the evaluation in the medical specialist laboratory, you will have online access to your personal result report.
Your access to the test results and the evidence-based findings and tips to improve your health: the my cerascreen® user profile on our website or our app.