FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY
Clongene’s Rapid on-Site Test provides COVID-19 screening results in 10 – 15 minutes
SARS-CoV-2 is a new strain of coronavirus causing the disease COVID-19 in humans. The symptoms range from a mild respiratory infection to more severe pneumonia with acute respiratory distress.
Each Test kit includes:
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Listed with TGA, TRIM Reference: E20-49236
The Australian Department of Health have decided to include the Clongene COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Screen test, Class 3 in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods, ARTG. Note that under section 41FP of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989, testing is to be conducted in conjunction with a medical or healthcare professional who can provide appropriate advice and treatment if required.
Shelf life & Storage conditions
The Clongene COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Screen Test offers two years shelf life from date of manufacturing.
The Clongene COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in human Blood/Serum/Plasma.
In response to an infection, the human immune system develops antibodies as a defense mechanism. Two important antibodies are IgM and IgG, where IgM is detectable after the onset of symptoms and IgG 1-6 weeks later. Testing for SARS-CoV-2 IgM and IgG antibodies is an effective methodology for the diagnosis and understanding of the progression of a COVID-19 infection.
Detection of the SARS-CoV-2 IgM antibody indicates an earlier stage of the infection, whilst detection of SARS- CoV-2 IgG indicates a later stage of the infection. A sample is positive if there are IgM, IgG or both IgM and IgG antibodies present. Therefore, screening for both SARS- CoV-2 IgM and IgG antibodies gives additional information on the stage of infection.
It should be noted that presence of detectable IgM and IgG antibodies during Incubation is neglectable. A negative test may therefore indicate no infection or the infection is still in the incubation or early symptoms time window.
Sensitivity and Specificity
IgM: 167 clinical specimens have been analysed with the Clongene COVID-19 Screening Test and compared with RT-PCR. IgM Sensitivity was calculated as 87.01 % and Specificity as 98.89%.
IgG: 77 patients have been analysed with the Clongene COVID-19 Screening Test during the convalescence period. IgG sensitivity was calculated as 97,40%.
Easy to use
- One droplet of blood/Serum/Plasma is added to the sample well of the Test Cassette
- Add 2-3 drops of Buffer Solution to the same sample well of the Test Cassette
- Read result between 10 – 15 minutes
Interpretation of results
Results are read from the window of the Test Cassette, which is marked from top to bottom with C, IgG and IgM;
C is a control line, which must always be present at the time of analysis. No C-line means that the test is invalid and a new test should be performed.
IgG is a Test line indicating the presence of the IgG SARS-CoV-2 antibody. A line should be read as a presumptive positive test. No line should be interpreted as a negative test.
IgM is a Test line indicating the presence of the IgM SARS-CoV-2 antibody. A line should be read as a presumptive positive test. No line should be interpreted as a negative test.