- What types of samples are tested and how to collect?
Today, many different kits are available and it is difficult to make the right choice for your professional or at home
Prices are relatively small so that it is not necessary not to use this new home test technology that is brought to you.
What types of samples are tested and how to collect?
Tests are performed on a tiny drop of blood taken by a diabetes lancet device or nasopharyngeal nasopharyngeal schwab. The little bloodfall can hurt a little, the Schwab does not usually hurt but is uncomfortable for small children and they usually cry.
We think both are very useful and for children, the blood sample is often easier. Know that in the ACCUTELL test, the blood must go in the place of the cassette of the sample and the buffer in Square B which is often confused with blood.
Which tests are available and how to make the best choice?
PCR tests are not destined for home but IgM antibody IgG tests and antigen tests such as PanBio or Biocredit are usually done at home.
At the beginning of contamination, the PCR is better than the antigen is better than the IGM. The IGG is the best choice if you want to know if you have had and an old infection and the absence of IgM antibodies and symptoms means that you are:
- Safe to not be infected yourself
- Safe to not infect others
How many criteria at home are in a box and why is there a lot?
There is usually between 20, 25, 40 or 50 tests in a box
With prices ranging from 4 to 10 euros per test if it would be cheap to get a test on 1.
These boxes come with a buffer bottle so that the sending of a test would increase the price up to 30 euros for 1 test while prices range from only 100 to 200 euros for a box.
The first test is useful to use a white sample so that you do not compare anything to your test. In both cases, you must add 2 drops of buffer and you must see the D dark color control. I’m not becoming dark that the test is deficient or expired.
If you hold a negative test with a blood sample or sample where you have directed the buffer, you will see light antigen lines or antibodies on positive locations. It does not mean that you are positive. The dark line must be visible from above the cassette when placed on a table with normal illumination form a lamp or a daylight above the lamp
Do I have to be a doctor to perform the test?
To make PCR, you need to be a biologist and have a very expensive sterile laboratory and thermocycler, but for antigen self-test or antibody, you need special skills. It is very easy to watch a YouTube tutorial or read the kit protocol insert.
The basic steps are
- Take a drop of blood or schwab nasal
- Put the sample on the cassette
- Put the buffer on the cassette
- After 1 minute, read the result with your own eyes
- If you need a proof to travel, take a picture of your result with your identity card and date and leave the sign by a warning light or official with the place and date.
What is the difference between the antigen or the antibody test?
The antigen is better to protect others if you are not sure if you have been infected
The antibody test is best to protect others and yourself if you know you have been infected
Generally as a rule, PCR detects as soon as in 2 days after the infection of the viral RNA translates into the DNA, the antigen is detectable only on day 3 to 30 after the ignition and the IgM antibody. Starts only the day 5. When you are positive IGM, you have been infectious for 2 days, which is why PCR or antigen tests are preferred to protect your contact in a situation of infection perhaps.
If you are sure you are infected and you need to know if you can always infect others while you have no symptoms, IgG IgG antibody test is much better than the antigen test.
If you want to know if you can not get infected, the antibody test is better, because when you still have IgG after 5 months, you are virtually sure that you can no longer get it and you can not do it anymore Absence of symptoms and antigen infect other people.
People who are positive IgGs, negative negative igm symptoms, a negative antigen and a PCR negative always wear a mask?
No, they should not. In official situations, even if they are obsolete masks, are often mandatory to show the good example. In private situations, but it is very helpful to know that you are a negative IgM and IgG positive because it means that you are in the absence of completely safe symptoms for you and others. This is also why the test is sold in boxes of 25 so you can test every 2 weeks and follow your progress on the antibody. You should take pictures every week for your advances in your antibody or antigen and keep it later, understand your COV2 story. The expiry date of the detection kits is 2 years. So, in any case you will find a use of the test provided in a box. This is not a yes or no question, but a scalable question of your own test history.
What is the difference between a positive IgM or IgG result?
IGM is the immediate answer. Remember only the second and a third letter immediately.
IgG is the answer after 10 days or more.
IgM positive means that you are infectious
IgG positive means that you have had an old and absence of IgM, PCR or antigen, you are safe for yourself and others.
When am I safe having a negative test?
If you have been negative PCR tested after day after your last contact, you are safe
If you are negative antigen after 5 days after your last contact, you are safe
If you are negative IGM after 7 days after your contact, which is why antigen tests are preferred to antibody IgM tests
If you are negative NGOs 6 months after an older infection, people get this SARS a second time a second time, the IGG is a protection parameter in this period of security to everyone in the absence of positive results PCR, antigen and IgM.
Can I have a positive IgG test?
Yes it means you have survived well and you have an old infection. If you do not have permanent handicaps from your viral period, it’s very good news! You are free to travel, work and help everyone.
Doe hurts to do a COVID test?
It hurts a little bit. Schwab is a bit uncomfortable, especially for children and blood sample injures only 10 seconds. I prefer to test children with a blood sample but depending on the child and Schwab form some people prefer schwabs.
Are there influenza and corona tests combining the 2 tests of 1 cassette?
Yes, this is a very useful test since many people mix combustion symptoms with corona symptoms. Tauns Capillia has a very useful combo combo combo COV test and they also have the best automatic fireplace test today available.
Are IgG tests better than antigen or PCR tests?
For new infections, the PCR is better than the antigen is better than the IgM of antibodies. The IGG is in fact never used to detect new infections, never. IgG is used to monitor your immune protection to an infection at least 7 days a week.
Are antigen tests better than antibody tests?
Yes and no. For the danger antigen test, antigen tests are better and faster. Once you know you have it to test the danger of always someone after having no symptoms, IgG is the only test that can give you this information. Conclusion: Antigen tests are preferable to detect violi virus and IgG tests to monitor the progress of the disease.
- Which test production companies are available?
- PanBio Antigen Abbott, 25 tests a box, 185 euros
- Biocredit antigen test, 20 tests a box, 195 euros
- LePu Medical Antigen, 20 Test a box 215 euros
- ACCUTELL ANTIBODY IGM IGG 25 Test a box for 165 euros
- LePu Antibody 20 Test A Bor 185 Euros
Is PCR the best test?
Yes, because it detects as soon as in 2, 3 days after the infection, the virus, but because of a serious stock of filtering tips and PCR reagents, the PCR is not available for all the World in 2021 2022. It is also a very expensive technique with prices of 100 euros a test while fast tests are only means sold to 5 euros a test.
The PCR is slow, the results are only 3 hours older or 2 days, while in 60 seconds, the home test can be done by a non-medical person.