Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions and Answers

Coronaviruses are enveloped RNA viruses that are distributed broadly among humans and that cause respiratory, enteric, hepatic, and neurologic diseases.

IgM antibody to 2019 Novel Coronavirus can be detected within 7 days, IgG antibody can be detected within 14 days. The combination of both antibodies IgM and IgG can be detected within 14-21 days after infection. IgG remains positive, but the antibody level drops overtime.

MEDsan UK COVID-19 IgM/IgG Rapid Test is a solid phase immunochromatographic assay for the rapid, qualitative and differential detection of IgM and IgG antibodies against novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 infected cells in human whole blood, serum or plasma. This coronavirus testing provides only a preliminary test result.

IF YOU TEST POSITIVE
• You must immediately self-isolate to prevent spreading the virus to others
• You should then Contact the NHS on 111 who will advise you on the next steps to take.

IF YOU TEST POSITIVE
• You must immediately self-isolate to prevent spreading the virus to others
• You should then Contact the NHS on 111 who will advise you on the next steps to take

Normally within 2 to 10 minutes

The medical testing device contained within our kits has an EC-Declaration of Conformity issued by MPC International of Luxemburg.

The sensitivity of our test is for analytical specificity is 100% with Clinical sensitivity at 98.3%.

The accuracy of our tests have been verified by the University of Geneva.

Remove the test cassette from the sealed foil pouch and use it as soon as possible. Best results will be obtained if the assay is performed within one hour. Place the test kit on a clean and level surface. Add 5 μL of whole blood/ serum/ plasma to the specimen well(A) of the test cassette, then add 2 drops (about 60 μl) of sample buffer to the buffer well (B) immediately. Wait for the coloured line(s) to appear. The result should be read at 10 minutes. Positive results may be visible as soon as 2 minutes.

Do not interpret the result after 15 minutes.

NEGATIVE: If only the C band is present, the absence of any burgundy colour in the both T bands (IgG and IgM) indicates that no anti-COVID- 19 antibodies are detected in the specimen. The result is negative.

IgM POSITIVE: In addition to the presence of C band, if only IgM band is developed, the test indicates for the presence of IgM anti-COVID-19 in the specimen. The result is IgM anti-COVID-19 positive.

IgG POSITIVE: In addition to the presence of C band, if only IgG band is developed, the test indicates for the presence of IgG anti-COVID- 19 in the specimen. The result is IgG anti-COVID-19 positive.

IgG and IgM POSITIVE: In addition to the presence of C band, both IgG and IgM bands are developed, the test indicates for the presence of both IgG and IgM anti-COVID-19 in the specimen. The result is IgG and IgM anti-COVID-19 positive.

INVALID: Control line fails to appear. Insufficient specimen volume or incorrect procedural techniques are the most likely reasons for control line failure. Review the procedure and repeat the test with a new test kit. If the problem persists, discontinue using the test kit immediately and contact us Medsan UK

The kit can be stored at room temperature or refrigerated (2- 30°C). The test device is stable through the expiration date printed on the sealed pouch. The test device must remain in the sealed pouch until use. DO NOT FREEZE. Do not use beyond the expiration date.

There are no limitations to age , it is safe to test babies and children

Yes, our COVID-19 test is CE marked for professional use and is therefore a registered IVD device. Medsan’s Covid-19 test is approved within the guidelines of the MHRA published their website on 8th April 2020