Korea finished developing the 10 minute Covid-19 diagnostic kit and is now ramping up production. They plan to export 300.000 test-kits per week
COVID-19 IgM/IgG Rapid Test
COVID-19(Corona Virus Disease) is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This highly contagious new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China which spread all over the world very quickly. COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test (Whole Blood/ Serum/Plasma) is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative of IgG and IgM antibodies to COVID-19 in human whole blood, serum or plasma as an aid in the diagnosis of primary and secondary COVID-19 infections.
The test strip consists of a sample pad and a chromatographic membrane (the detection area is coated with a mouse anti-human IgM monoclonal antibody and a mouse anti-human IgG monoclonal antibody and goat anti-mouse IgG antibody), colloidal gold binding pad (coated with colloidal gold-labeled recombinant novel coronavirus (COVID-19) antigen and mouse lgG antibody), liner and absorbent pad.
In order to test the detection sensitivity and specificity of the COVID-19 IgG-IgM combined antibody test, blood samples were collected from COVID-19 patients from multiple hospitals and Chinese CDC laboratories. The tests were done separately at each site. A total of 615 cases were tested: 403 (positive) clinically confirmed (including PCR test) COVID-19-infected patients and 212 non- COVID-19-infected patients (212 negative).
The testing results of vein blood without viral inactivation were summarized in the Table 1. Of the 403 blood sample from COVID-19-infected patients, 397 tested positive, resulting in a sensitivity of 98.511%. 25 of the blood samples from the 212 non-COVID-19 infection patients tested positive, generating a specificity of 88.208%. elabscience