Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test in India
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What is Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test?
Spike protein (S Protein) and nucleo-capsid protein(N Protein) are two types of proteins found in COVID 19 virus . The S protein is situated on the virus’s surface, while the N protein is found inside the virus. Because viruses acquire access into human cells through their Spike Protein domain, most coronavirus vaccines are designed to target the spike protein. There are several vaccines on the market; some are specific to the Spike protein, while others create antibodies against the complete virus, including Spike Protein.
What does Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test include?
Antibodies are a type of protein produced by the body that binds to organisms (such as the COVID-19 virus) in order to fight infection. Our bodies produce a variety of antibodies that bind to specific components of the COVID-19 virus. Blood tests are now available to detect two of these antibodies, one of which is the Spike Protein antibody.
Through the Covid Spike Protein Antibody test, a person can measure the following:
- Measure the Spike Protein Antibody Levels present in the body
- Measure the exact value of protective antibodies one has against the COVID-19 virus
- It can also tell if a person has developed an immune response against the vaccine and a natural infection as well
Benefits of Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test
Despite millions of people being vaccinated every day, Covid-19 instances remain on the rise. Covid-19 vaccinations aid in the development of immunity in our bodies, and there are currently multiple vaccines accessible in India, each of which protects differently. However, the Covid-19 vaccine may not develop adequate antibodies despite the multiple vaccination parameters. Old age, regularly drinking after immunisation, genetic background, and other factors have all been linked to an inadequate immune response following vaccination.
So, how can you tell if the covid-19 vaccine has generated enough antibodies? We can quantify the antibodies produced in the body following vaccination using the covid spike protein antibody test.
This test helps us measure the protein antibodies present in a person. It also helps find whether a person has developed an immune response against coronavirus after vaccination. This property of the test is of utmost importance. It may help doctors or physicians understand how likely it is for a high-risk patient to develop a covid if they get affected and provide appropriate care and treatment.
Also, with the number of false negatives on the rise, this test helps find out whether the virus previously infected a person or not.
How much does Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test cost?
A Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test may cost anywhere around 800 to 1000 Rs. The price of the profile depends on the city you live in as well as the locality and the lab partner you choose.
How long does it take to complete the Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test?
You can expect to receive the Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test results within 24 to 48 hours after the samples are collected. However, in some instances, depending on the location, medical advice, and preferred lab partner, it may take longer.
What is the procedure for Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test?
A lab technician will come to collect your blood sample at a preferred time slot. Please make sure to follow the preparations required for this health assessment package. After collecting the samples, the technician will send them to the lab partner. The lab partner will analyse the samples based on the tests listed in the package. After the sample collection, you will receive the full report on the MFine web and app platform within 48 hours.
What preparation is required for Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test?
Before your Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test, tell your doctor if you’re taking any drugs, have any allergies, or have underlying medical concerns. Depending on your situation, your doctor will provide you with particular instructions on preparing for Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test. This test, as such, does not require any special preparation.
Why book Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test through MFine?
With new variants of the coronavirus emerging every few days, every person needs to get vaccinated and develop a powerful immune response to protect themselves against the virus. Through the Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test available on MFine, you can:
- Check if you have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past
- Know whether your body has developed an immune response after vaccination against the virus
This test can help establish whether you or your loved ones are protected against the virus or not. The healthcare services are also made available to everyone at MFine by making them affordable and accessible. Our first goal is your convenience and comfort.
How to book a Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test?
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Frequently asked questions on Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test
Are MFine's lab partners NABL accredited?
All our lab partners are NABL (National Accreditation Board of Testing and Calibration of Laboratories)-accredited labs. Thyrocare, Prima Diagnostics, Neuberg, Healthians, to name a few, are our top lab partners. Most of our lab partners have state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities for diagnostic tests.
Can I avail at-home sample collection for Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test on weekends?
Yes, we provide sample collections on all days of the week. The timings can vary based on the test, and tests that require 8 to 10 hours of fasting may have morning slots.
Is fasting required for Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test?
A Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test does not necessitate dietary measures such as fasting. If you’re on medication or taking another test simultaneously, we recommend seeing a general physician for any specific instructions. Based on your health state, current medication, and other lifestyle-related considerations, the doctor will be able to guide you in the right direction.
What samples are collected for Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test?
For performing a Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test, the lab technician will usually puncture a vein in your arm with a needle and collect the blood sample. The lab technicians will use this blood sample to determine the vitamin levels in your body.
When will I receive my test results for Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test?
You will receive your test results within 48 hours of sample collection. You can download your reports on the MFine web and app platforms.
Will I get the result interpretation for my test results?
You will have a free doctor consultation along with your test results for Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test. Our doctor will help you understand your results accurately and advise medications and lifestyle changes wherever required.
Which is the best place in India for Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test?
All the major metro, tier 1, and tier 2 cities provide a good and affordable Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test in all the major hospitals, clinics and labs. You can visit your nearest hospital or clinic or browse through the MFine app to find the best clinic and book a Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test Test today!
Can Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test detect cancer?
No. This test does not detect Cancer or other medical conditions. If you have booked other tests along with this in the package, it may indicate the chances of cancerous growth, but it is not definitive. It is always advisable to follow up with a doctor and undergo further testing.
What's the difference between an IgG and a Spike Protein Antibody test?
- Antibody to COVID-19 IgG (Blood Test): This was the first COVID-19 antibody test devised; it might identify antibodies produced in response to an infection that could help you fight the virus. It does not check for antibodies produced due to the COVID-19 vaccine.
- COVID-19 Spike Protein Antibody (Blood Test): – This test may reveal antibodies produced by you in response to a COVID-19 virus vaccine. Antibodies produced in response to a COVID-19 infection can also be detected.
Can Covid Spike Protein Antibody Test detect Common conditions or diseases associated with Covid-19?
No. This test does not detect other medical conditions. If you have booked other tests along with this in the package, it may indicate the chances of other medical conditions, but it is not definitive. It is always advisable to follow up with a doctor and undergo further testing.
How long do covid-19 symptoms last?
COVID-19 patients with a mild case usually recover in one to two weeks. In severe cases, recovery can take six weeks or longer, and the heart, kidneys, lungs, and brain may be permanently damaged.
How is the test administered?
The physician or pathologist will administer the covid spike protein antibody test by testing your blood sample.
How long after I am vaccinated should I wait to get my Spike Protein Antibody Test?
Antibodies to the spike protein are usually developed 2 weeks after the second vaccination dose or 4 weeks after infection. Hence once you’re fully vaccinated, you will have to wait for at least 2-3 weeks before taking the test.
What are the most prevalent Covid-19 symptoms?
The most common signs and symptoms of Covid 19 are fever, dry cough, and exhaustion. Some of the less common symptoms of Covid 19 include sore throat, aches and pains, diarrhoea, conjunctivitis, loss of taste or smell, headache, skin rash, or discoloration of fingers or toes. Covid 19 symptoms include shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, pressure or chest pain, and loss of speech or movement, to name a few.
What are the things that put you at risk for Covid-19?
Covid can infect anyone, but people with chronic kidney disease, COPD, a weakened immune system, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and advanced age are at an increased risk of serious infection.