Sanghi Medical Centre starts antibody testing for Covid-19

The simple blood test to check past exposure to COVID-19 is available at INR 1450 and the results can be collected in less than 12 hours

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New Delhi: Sanghi Medical Centre, a multi-speciality NABL-accredited pathlab has joined the league of private labs in Delhi offering antibody testing for Covid-19 (IgG). The simple blood test is used to assess if a person has been exposed to the novel coronavirus infection or not, using highly sophisticated immune assay analyzer. Company has over 10 labs across India and has been delivering healthcare services for over 35 years
Speaking about this, Dr Vikram Sanghi, CEO, Sanghi Medical Centre, said, “The antibody test is different, RT-PCR  from a Covid-19 diagnostic test and helps in determining whether an individual has developed possible immunity against the disease. It will also help in learning more about the infection and recovery rate, among other things. What is more is that the test can also tell us whether a person can donate plasma or not in case they have the required antibodies. Since inception, we have been committed to ensuring that our customers get the best lab and diagnostic services, and with us they can assured of the best health outcomes.”
As per company release, an RT-PCR coronavirus test looks for signs of active virus. However, it only indicates whether a person has the virus in the body at the time of testing. An antibody test, on the other hand, shows whether a person has had the virus at some point in the past – it could be gone or he/she may still be contagious. The test will also enable the identification of antibodies being produced to combat Covid-19.
The antibody test offered at a price of INR 1450 by Sanghi Medical Centre is done by the CMIA or chemiluminescence method which has a specificity & sensitivity of >99%. If the test is positive, it means the person has developed antibody and possible immunity to the disease. The test can be done wherever the individual is: at home, in the path lab or even in the car and the results can be collected in a day’s time.