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Apr 20, 2021
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What is the new rapid antibody test after the coronavirus vaccine?

The issue of producing antibodies after being vaccinated against coronavirus worries not only scientists and representatives of the medical community, but also ordinary citizens who want to be confident in their protection. Today, Russians have the potential to receive information about the presence of post-vaccination antibodies in them almost instantly – in just a quarter of an hour. The first corresponding rapid test has been developed in Russia. What is he like?

The first in Russia rapid test for the determination of antibodies to coronavirus after the vaccination was registered in Russia. This was reported by RBC with reference to the developer company. This test allows you to detect immunity to infection in just 15 minutes. The test system, according to its developers, has 96% confidence. A system is being built on the detection of neutralizing antibodies after vaccination or an illness.

The analysis helps to understand how the vaccine worked for a particular person when he needs a booster vaccination, as well as whether vaccination with a single-component version of the vaccine is necessary after a person has had a disease.

The test is based on an immunochromatic analysis, only a drop of blood is required. ICA tests are considered a modern method of express diagnostics of various diseases, as well as assessing the state of the body. The introduction of such options has made it possible to reduce the time for diagnosing various diseases without losing quality and with high reliability. Today in Russia there are express tests for various infections – HIV, hepatitis of several types, syphilis, tuberculosis, etc. Now this list will be supplemented by the express system for coronavirus.

The new test system detects IgG antibodies to the coronavirus spike protein. According to the developers of express testing, each person can be diagnosed at home. The test system kit includes an alcohol wipe, a sterile lancet and pipettes with which the biosample is transferred.

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