Quality assured and validated tests

Sweden has passed the first phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, but the infection will remain in the community for a longer period of time and so it has to have the tools to deal with it. Testing is an important part of this.

The test landscape is difficult to navigate and different tests fulfill different purposes. Our medical advisors help your company choose which tests to perform on your employees and make recommendations on how often the test should be taken.

Antibody test Covid-19

The Public Health Authority recommends that PoC tests be used for group analysis. It can, according to the authority, give an idea of the proportion of staff who have antibodies and be a support in planning and resource allocation in workplaces.
The PoC test Noviral has chosen to offer has, through studies at Uppsala University, shown very high specificity for IgM (100%) and for IgG (99.2%). The test is also EUA approved by the FDA (US equivalent to the Swedish Medicines Agency) and in their validation the test shows a sensitivity of 100%.

FAQ

It is a combined IgM / IgG antibody test for Covid-19 used to qualitatively detect the presence of coronavirus IgG and IgM antibodies in human serum, plasma or whole blood in vitro.

The test is performed in five simple steps. First, a stick is taken in the finger. The blood is drawn in with a disposable pipette and then added to the center box (S). The buffer solution is added to the round well at the bottom (B). The answer should be read within 15 minutes.

Unlike laboratory-based tests, test results can be read within 15 minutes.

The test shows whether a person has undergone a Covid-19 infection and thus developed antibodies. The test results are collected and compiled in DigiTrack, which provides a good basis for determining how employees should be organized and coordinated in the best way, in order to reduce the risk of new spread of infection.

According to current guidelines from the Public Health Authority, antibody tests for Covid-19 are not subject to reporting obligations for the disease according to the Infection Protection Act.

Yes, the test is CE marked. CE marking is a product marking in the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA). The letters CE are the abbreviation for Conformité Européenne (‘in accordance with EC directives’). A product with CE marking may be sold in the EEA area.
The rapid test has also, since May 2020, received EUA approval by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), the US counterpart to the Swedish Medicines Agency.

PCR-test Covid-19

PCR tests are used to determine whether a person has an ongoing Covid-19 infection or not. Thus, it does not answer the question of whether a person has had an infection before, which antibody tests do. These two types of tests, PCR and antibody tests, are thus complementary and should be used for different purposes. Noviral will soon also be able to offer PCR tests.