Covid-19 Antibody Test (CMIA Technique)
What is Covid-19 Antibody Test (CMIA Technique)?
This test is an immunological assay that detects antibodies produced by individuals, which occur in response to the exposure to the virus. CMIA technique is specifically designed for screening a large number of COVID samples at a time, which makes them suitable for surveillance purposes.
Why is Covid-19 Antibody Test (CMIA Technique) done?
Current Covid-19 Positive Patients (within the first 21 days) SHOULD NOT get this test done. Covid-19 Positive Patients should ONLY get this test done after 21 days of being in quarantine / strict isolation. If you are having Influenza-like illness symptoms such as fever, sore throat, runny nose, cough, headaches, and fatigue then kindly do not go for this test.
This test is not meant for diagnosis but only for surveillance purposes. It would not indicate the present infection. It can only tell if a person has had a recent or prior COVID-19 infection.