Antibody Testing for COVID-19
Coronavirus Covid-19 testing at CM Mediclinic in Chiang Mai with an antibody test that differentiates between IgM & IgG antibodies. Our SARS-CoV-2 antibody test available in Chiang Mai at CM Mediclinic costs only 995 baht. Accurate Covid-19 antibody testing is a vital part of screening to know your Covid-19 infection status. Coronavirus screening is now made clearer with the Abbott Panbio™ IgG/IgM rapid test approved by the FDA in Thailand & the European Economic Area. This Covid-19 test is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for rapid, qualitative detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in human whole blood, serum or plasma specimen. This test is a reliable aid in the diagnosis of coronavirus infection disease (COVID-19), which is caused by SARS-CoV-2. To confirm past infection, the use of antibody rapid tests with high IgG sensitivity and specificity is recommended. The Abbott Panbio™ test has proven to have a high IgG sensitivity of 96.2% and specificity of 100%. The test is a quick finger-prick blood analysis with high accuracy results available in only 10 minutes. But please note CM MEDICLINIC WILL BE PROVIDING THE RESULTS AFTER APPROXIMATELY 40 MINUTES BY EMAIL ONLY, as we require a quick patient turnaround within our clinic environment and will not allow patients to wait onsite. All medical certificates, including Fit to Fly Medical Certificates are available at an additional cost of 200 baht and can be collected from the clinic in due course. Please note we are also providing the Covid-19 Spike Protein IgG Quantitative Antibody Test, the SARS-CoV-2 Neutralising Antibody Test, as well as Abbott Laboratories Panbio™ Home Self Test Kits at our clinic.
IMPORTANTIF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A CURRENT INFECTION OR ARE EXPERIENCING ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS THEN PLEASE STAY AT HOME AND CONTACT OUR CHIANG MAI CLINIC FOR FURTHER ADVICE AND INFORMATION ON OUR FAST TRACK COVID-19 PCR TESTING OR COVID-19 ANTIGEN TESTING SERVICE IN CHIANG MAI. AS A NEGATIVE ANTIBODY TEST PERFORMED DURING THE EARLY PHASE OF INFECTION CANNOT RULE OUT COVID-19, WE RECOMMEND NOT USING A RAPID TEST UNTIL AT LEAST TWO WEEKS AFTER ONSET OF SYMPTOMS. A NEGATIVE TEST MAY BE REPEATED, BUT NOT ALL COVID-19 INFECTED PATIENTS DEVELOP ANTIBODIES, AND NOT ALL ANTIBODIES ARE NECESSARILY DETECTED BY THE RAPID TEST. THUS, A NEGATIVE RAPID TEST DOES NOT RULE OUT CURRENT NOR PAST COVID-19 DISEASE. CM MEDICLINIC ARE STRIVING TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE AND CLEARER COVID-19 TESTING IN CHIANG MAI AND WILL BE CONTINUALLY UPDATING COVID-19 SCREENING AS AND WHEN NEWER TESTING METHODS ARE AVAILABLE IN THAILAND.
OUR COVID-19 SCREENING SERVICE IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. THE TESTING IS AVAILABLE AT SPECIFIC TIMES ONLY. THIS IS TO IMPLEMENT AND ENSURE COMPREHENSIVE, SAFE SANITISATION OF OUR TESTING ZONE ENABLING A CONTINUED SAFE ZONE TO ALL PATIENTS. ONLY PEOPLE UNDERGOING THE COVID-19 TEST CAN ENTER THE CLINIC AND OF COURSE MUST BE WEARING A FACE MASK.
If you have any questions on our coronavirus Covid-19 screening in Chiang Mai and our testing procedures, then please contact us. You can book your Covid-19 test now online or call us on 0805 362362.