Coronavirus

Coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) – New antibody test!

We will soon be able to test for antibodies against the corona virus Sars-CoV-2 in Wiesbaden. Here you can go directly to requirements and registration.

Information about the antibody test

The coronavirus has the world, Germany and Hesse firmly in its grip. The longer the pandemic lasts, the more people will have experienced the disease. It is suspected that many people have had an infection with the coronavirus without realising it. Studies suggest that immunity to the virus is subsequently present for a certain period of time1. Experts consider this to be very likely 2.

There are a large number of rapid tests available for detecting a disease that has already occurred, which often give false results, as they sometimes do not distinguish between conventional viruses and the new corona virus. Explicit warning is issued against these rapid tests! 3.

However, the newly developed antibody tests (ELISA)4 offer reliable proof of a past infection and thus a certain immunity. These are analysed in a certified laboratory.

We are pleased to offer you soon as one of the first in Wiesbaden such an antibody test in cooperation with the laboratory ZotzKlimas. The test requires the collection of a small amount of blood. The result is known after a few days.

Antibody


4 Requirements for an antibody test

We can perform this test on you if you have done so in the last 14 days:

1. you haven’t had any typical symptoms, in addition to fever, cough, sore throat or other flu-like symptoms.

2. you have not been in a risk area defined by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI)5.

  • Egypt: the whole country.
  • France: the whole country
  • Iran: the whole country.
  • Italy: the whole country
  • The Netherlands: the whole country
  • Austria: the whole country
  • Switzerland: the whole country
  • Spain: the whole country.
  • South Korea: Daegue and Gyeongsangbuk-do Province (North Gyeongsang)
  • USA: the whole country.
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: the whole country

3. you have not had contact with someone who has tested positive for Sars-CoV-2 with a throat swab.

4. are not in domestic quarantine at the time.


Registration for a test with us in Wiesbaden

If you meet the above requirements, you can register here for an antibody test without obligation. Please enter your name and telephone number and we will contact you as soon as possible.

However, please refrain from telephone enquiries. Your data will be kept confidential at all times and used only for this purpose. If this purpose ends, your data will be deleted immediately (here you will find our data protection declaration). By sending the form you agree to the processing of your data for the purpose of making an appointment.


costs

For people with statutory health insurance, the costs are usually covered by the statutory health insurance companies. If there is no medical indication, it is a desired service, for the self-payer costs depending on the effort including laboratory services according to GOÄ of about 100 to 120 euros.


Source data

1 https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.13.990226v1.full.pdf. Retrieved 03.04.2020

2 https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/medizin/coronavirus-affen-nach-ueberstandener-covid-19-erkranknung-immun-a-17d7d217-433d-4851-81fd-cb52f74506cd Retrieved on 03.04.2020

3 https://www.aerzteblatt.de/nachrichten/110905/Labore-warnen-vor-Schnelltests-zum-Nachweis-von-SARS-CoV-2 Retrieved on 03.04.2020

4 https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.03.17.20037713 Retrieved on 03.04.2020

5 https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete.html Retrieved on 03.04.2020