Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Detection Kit _

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus, which were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. As the epidemic continues to expand rapidly worldwide, early diagnosis is becoming also very important along with prevention. Antibody testing of COVID-19 is important for detecting infections with few or no symptoms. 

The test detects the presence of antibodies, which are specific proteins made in response to infections. Antibodies can be found in the blood of those who are tested after infection. The detected antibodies by this test indicate that a personhad an immune response to COVID-19, whether symptoms developed from infection or the infection was asymptomatic. The IgM antibodies are the first antibodies to be produced in the body in response to an infection, which is very useful for early diagnosis of infection. The IgG is detected from 8~10 days after infection, and since it is stable expressed for a long time, it is possible to predict not only the viral infection but also the timing of infection.  

The SGTi-flex COVID-19 IgM/IgG is a gold nanoparticle-based immunochromatographic test kit for qualitative determination of COVID-19’s IgM and IgG antibodies in human whole blood (finger prick or venous), serum or plasma. The kits are accurate and easy to use and results can be observed with the naked eye within 10 minutes.

As there is no medicine or vaccine, the best way to combat this infection is isolation. A lot of people don’t have symptoms. Because of that, quick diagnostics are very important.

SGTi-flex COVID-19 IgM/IgG enables to help for community to identify infection and isolate people without symptoms but suspected COVID-19.