|Covid 19 testing availability at HCMC & HCMC COVID-19 Antibody testing fact sheet:
19 testing availability at HCMC.
researching for the pros and cons of doing antibody rapid test for Covid19 - we
decided to set up a rapid (blood test) in order to help Patient’s understand
their Covid19 immunity status.
This is NOT
to test patients with acute infection but for those who had mild flu-like
symptoms which might have been a mild case of COVID19, or those who wish to
know if they had been exposed and naturally immunized to the virus.
few countries in Europe are milling with the idea of issuing a certificate for
patients who have Covid19 immunity- it is an excellent idea to let people who
are already immunized back into society to work so the community/ economy can
We have the test available at a cost of 1800 THB- including a complete blood count report. (no consultation needed/included)
We also provide blood draw at home if you have 5 or more family
members/friends or neighbors wanting the test done at the same time. (Extra
service charge will be applied- services available within 15 km radius of HCMC)
Our team members will be wearing personal protective equipment
(PPE) while on service and patients are also requested to wear a mask during
the service for protection on both parties.
If you are young and physically healthy- there is no need to
worry and no need to do any testing at all.
If you have mild symptoms and want to be certain, however, the
testing option might help you to define your condition better.
HCMC COVID-19 Antibody testing information you need to know.
is COVID-19 Antibody test?
It is a test that detects immune
response (IgM and IgG) to the covid-19 virus once the person infected with
sample is used for the test?
the test reliable?
According to the manufacturer and
Chinese FDA: the test sensitivity is
86.43% and Specificity is 99.57%
4) Is the test good for everyone?
It is suitable for patients with No acute COVID 19 like symptoms. For the acute illness, RT-PCR test is still
more effective and reliable concerning a timely manner.
country is the test kit come from?
it have FDA approval?
Yes, Chinese and Thai FDA
long does it take to get the result?
30 minutes but with our extra CBC
test: the report will be sent by email within a day.
long does it take for the body to produce immune level?
At least 5-14 days after the
is the Ig M?
It is a short-term immune
response/antibody after the infection.
does it mean if I have positive Covid-19 IgM?
It indicates that you are
recently infected with the Covid19 and should be sent for further testing and
may need to get treatment if showing symptoms.
is the Ig G?
It is a kind of body immune
response after infected with virus/bacteria, which will be present in the
body for a long time and can prevent our body from getting that kind of virus and
does it mean if I have a positive Covid Ig G?
It indicates you were already
infected with the Covid 1 and already have an immunity to the virus.
Though at present, we are not
certain whether the COVID-19 immunity is effective enough to protect you
against the re-infection, as the viral mutation seems to be one of the
characters in COVID19.
does it mean if my antibody test is negative for both Ig M and Ig G?
It could mean that you have not
been exposed to the coronavirus, or you have been exposed but, very mild
and your body does not produce any immune repose to it or produce in a tiny amount that testing cannot detect (14% false-negative test)
do I need to you to prepare for the test?
Pre-register with our online
form, we will provide the time slot for your simple blood draw. This is to
avoid waiting at the clinic and keep social distancing practice as much as we could
do on your visit.
15) Do I
need to refrain from food or drink?
16) How can I pre-register my test? Please scan QR Code for Registration
Or use the link below for registration.
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