As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread all around the world, people need to keep testing themselves in order to protect others. If they’re experiencing symptoms or have been in contact with someone contagious, they need reliable ways to determine whether they have become infected.
It is essential to understand the differences between antibody and antigen testing and how either can impact your health and that of everyone at your workplace. You also need the information necessary to determine which one is right for your situation.
What Are the Types of Testing for COVID-19?
Apart from PCR testing, two of the main types of COVID-19 tests are antigen and antibody testing. These are the methods SUNLINE sells testing kits for.
- Antigen testing: Antigen testing looks for antigen markers in a swab of your nasal or throat fluids. It detects an active SARS-CoV-2 viral infection in the body. It provides near-immediate results and can occur at a clinic, testing site or workplace or even in the home.
- Antibody testing: Antibody testing, or serology testing, looks for antibodies in the blood serum. It detects previous SARS-CoV-2 viral infections.
Why you should be tested for both Antigen and Antibody tests?
An antibody test tells you whether you have had COVID-19 in the past. It cannot diagnose a current COVID-19 infection. On the contrary, rapid antigen test for COVID-19 tells you whether you have a COVID-19 infection right now.
Buy Antibody and Antigen Test Kits from our shop
When you need to detect past or current infections, let KKGM be your trusted source for COVID-19 test kits. Our tests are CE certified with 24/7 sales availability and support, our company makes it our priority to get you the high-quality tests you need as fast as we can. Our competitive prices and bulk availability also mean you can stock up on tests while maintaining a realistic budget that will keep your organization running in challenging times.