Antibody Test Advantages
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, almost all offices had to work from home. Now that everything is opening and employees are starting to work from their office spaces, health safety is a big concern. As work-life slowly resumes, it’s imperative to make sure that offices have a COVID-safe strategy to keep employees protected.
To help employers tackle this important concern, COWIN has introduced Antibody Testing.
What is Antibody Testing?
Covid-19 Antibody/Anti-SARS COV-2 test, also known as Serology Test, is done to determine if the immune system has come across Covid-19 infection recently. It is done by using a blood sample to test for antibodies the immune system develops to fight SARS-CoV-2. If the test shows the presence of antibodies, it means the person was infected in the recent past with SARS-CoV-2. The result doesn’t confirm whether the individual is currently infected (asymptomatic or not). The antibodies for Covid-19 are produced typically 10-18 days after the infection.
How does Antibody Testing benefit you?
· Test results are same day
· It detects past infection
· Good for sero-surveillance and health planning
· Does not require a doctor's prescription - only Aadhar Card or HR letter is needed
· Beneficial for mass screening
· Easy blood test
· Enables the person to donate plasma if they were infected in the past
What should you do as an employer?
When you opt for Covid-19 Antibody Testing before allowing employees in the workplace, provide a clear explanation of what the results indicate about their health in the past regarding Covid-19 infection. Also, hand a list of dos and don’ts to the employees so that they can be careful about taking care of their health and keep them safe from Coronavirus infection in the future.