Information On Test Kit Specifics?

Discussion in 'Covid-19 News/Info' started by M&P15T, Jul 1, 2020 at 7:16 AM.

  1. M&P15T

    M&P15T All Hail King Kona

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    Has anyone come across information that details currently used COVID test kits?

    Do they test for anti-bodies or just active virus?
    Are there different test kits?
    Different manufacturers/suppliers?
    Accuracy?

    Any and all info is appreciated.
     
  2. Jon_R

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    There is no universal test kit for covid.

    No one “test kit” will do infection and anti bodies. Infection gathers a sample from your nose or throat. Anti bodies requires a blood sample.

    For infection I have done a couple tests. One was a very long swab up your nose feels they scrape your brain. The other test they had me blow my nose then they swabbed my nose for a sample but not very far up my nose.

    I have heard there is also a test where they swab the back of your throat.

    For anti bodies it can be a blood draw like you are getting blood work done or it can be a finger stick like a diabetic would do.

    I don’t know the rest.

     

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    @pblanc covered much of this a while ago in other threads. I think a lot of people ignored it because it was long and usually deflated the reports that many people held dear.
     
  4. M&P15T

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    Thanks. That's the info I'm looking for.
     
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    About a month and a half ago the FDA gave emergency clearance for a lab grade test by Roche Pharma. It is the proper antibody test. Quest Laboratory offers it.

    The non-lab grade Elisa tests are still too error prone. Those are the Dr. Office type test with a drop of blood.
     
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