Antibody Test (29.00 €)

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Mon-Fri: 08:00 - 13:00
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within 60 min

Small pricks in the fingertip

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antibody

BAU / ml

What is my immunity status against COVID-19?
Is my vaccination protection still sufficient for the winter months?
Should I consider a booster vaccination? 
Was my last illness a harmless cold or a corona infection?

The antibody test answers these questions:

Procedure:

With a small prick in the fingertip, blood is drawn with a pipette.

(It is not a venous blood sample)

Then we can evaluate the result in our laboratory within 30 minutes.

Whether and how many neutralizing antibodies are in the blood is shown by the BAU / ml value (binding antibody units / ml). This value has been recognized by the WHO as a key figure and is determined as follows:

below 40 BAU / ml = negative (no neutralizing antibodies available)

below 250 BAU / ml = positive (low concentration of antibodies - little protection)

from 250 BAU / ml = positive (medium concentration of antibodies - sufficient protection)

from 1000 BAU / ml = positive (high concentration of antibodies - good protection)

The WHO study can be found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7987302/

What is an antibody test?

People are infected with the coronavirus every day. Often, however, the infection proceeds without symptoms. Therefoe, a lot of people do not know that they have already been infected with COVID-19. Thus, scientists assume a high number of unreported cases. Antibody tests can shed light on this.

In contrast to the antigen rapid tests for an acute corona infection, an antibody test is used to search for signs of an infection that has already been overcome or due to a successful vaccination. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there is still no evidence that you are immune to renewed infection after surviving an infection or vaccination. Nevertheless, experts assume that antibodies are formed over a certain period of time and thus the course of an infection is rather weak and therefore a certain immunity exists.

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