There are different antibody tests currently available and being developed to detect the presence of antibodies to treat the Covid-19 infection. Nevertheless, not all the antibody tests being marketed to the common people have been authorized and evaluated by the Food Drugs Administration, India (FDA). The different tests included in the basic Covid-19 antibody test mainly consist of diagnostic tests to detect past infection of coronavirus.
There are antibody, serology, and other adaptive immune response tests detecting antibodies to the coronavirus and measuring a varied adaptive immune response to the coronavirus. Such tests cannot be used for diagnosing current infection. There are even tests for managing the Covid-19 patients, helping to detect biomarkers related to inflammation. The patients diagnosed with the coronavirus infection must undergo these additional examinations for informed patient management decisions.
While the basic Covid-19 antibody test is the most genuine and reliable test for past infection coronavirus, other additional tests are important for confirming the presence of the virus and the response of a person’s immune system to the same.