Covid 19 / Coronavirus Test  £50.00

Just-health’s COVID 19 rapid test identifies the body’s response to coronavirus after the onset of infection, and gives a qualitative yes/no result within 10 minutes.

Benefits Of Our COVID-19 Rapid Test Cassette

  • If you’re wondering whether you’ve already had COVID-19 or not, our test can help.
  • Significant time and cost saving over lab methods
  • Results within 10 minutes
  • Identifies infection even in mild or asymptomatic cases
  • Assists in the control of viral transmission
  • Screen anywhere
  • Ideal as a triage and screening tool
  • Accuracy of 97.8% (IgM) and 99.6% (IgG)
  • Easy to use and read, with no specialist equipment required

About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is an infectious disease that can affect your airways and lungs, caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus.

This infectious disease was unknown until the recent outbreak which originated in China in late 2019. At time of writing, cases of COVID-19 continue to rise daily across the globe.

The most common symptoms associated with COVID-19 are fever, tiredness and a dry cough, but symptoms can take up to 14 days to appear so it is difficult to know if someone has been infected ahead of these conditions appearing. In the meantime, infected people can spread the virus unknowingly.

As per the current Government and NHS advice, use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • Your condition gets worse
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
  • You can use the online NHS Coronavirus service here.

About Our COVID-19 Rapid Test Cassette

This test is CE marked for Professional use only. Implementing rapid screening for COVID-19 has huge time and cost savings when compared to laboratory screening, and will help to control the spread of the virus by identifying infection rapidly and accurately.

The test cassette is easy to use, needing only a finger-prick sample to function, much like a blood glucose test. FOR GROUP BOOKINGS, CORPORATE CLIENTS, WE CAN TRAVEL NATIONWIDE TO YOUR PREMISES. EMAIL US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND PRICING at:

Covid19@Justhealth.co.uk

FAQ’s

coronavirus test

The test is a lateral flow immunoassay test and operates in a similar way to a pregnancy test. Embedded into the test strip are antibodies that bind to a COVID-19 specific biomarker, Immunoglobulin G (IgG), and another infection biomarker, Immunoglobulin M (IgM). When a sample (blood, serum or plasma) is added to one end of the test, it flows along the test strip and interacts with these antibodies. If the patient has contracted COVID-19, the biomarkers in their blood will bind to the antibodies on the test strip, leaving a visible test line. If the patient doesn’t have COVID-19, no biomarkers should be present in their blood and no test line will be visible. There are separate test lines for IgG and IgM and only one needs to be visible for a positive result.

Immunoglobulins are antibodies themselves and are part of our immune system. When we get an infection, such as COVID-19, immunoglobulins are produced, which attach to the virus and activate the rest of the immune system to attack and clear the virus. IgM is the first immunoglobulin to be produced. The presence of IgM is an indicator of early infection. The presence of IgG is an indicator of later stage infection (usually 7 days or longer after infection).

We do not know yet if having antibodies (immunity)  to the virus can protect someone from getting infected with the virus again, or how long that protection might last.

Clinical studies in Wuhan, China, where the test cassette was compared to conventional laboratory tests for COVID-19 diagnosis, which also detected the presence of IgG/IgM in 902 blood samples. The following results were obtained:

  • Sensitivity > 91%
  • Specificity > 99%
  • Accuracy > 97%

This clinical study is evidence of the usability and effectiveness of the test.

Yes, the test will be able to detect IgM/IgG in asymptomatic people, as they will have an immune response even though they don’t display symptoms. The timeline of infection will be the same as someone displaying symptoms.

No, the more people that are tested, the better it will be to understand the spread of the virus, which will result in better measures being taken to prevent its spread. However, as the test requires a blood sample, anyone with a blood-related health condition (such as haemophilia) should discuss this with a healthcare professional before performing a test

There are no issues with testing babies and young children.

There is no harm to pregnant women or their baby when performing a test.

Yes, the COVID-19 test is CE marked for professional use.

The COVID-19 test is therefore suitable and ready for use by a healthcare professional. In addition to clinical evaluations already completed on the product, the manufacturers are currently working with a number of independent laboratories and Departments of Health across Europe to further validate the product and gain best practice approvals.

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