The test can be administered by healthcare professionals, such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists and healthcare workers, and will detect SARS-CoV-2 IgG neutralising antibodies to determine if a person has had the virus.
AbC-19™ Rapid Test uses a small drop of blood from a finger-prick, and shows results in 20 minutes.
The test is available for large scale commercial distribution but is not available to individuals to purchase at this stage.
The test is 99.40% accurate, following production of tens of thousands of tests across multiple production scale batches. Testing was performed at Ulster University and at the laboratories of Abingdon Health.
*The test is CE marked for professional use in the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU), as well as FDA cleared for distribution to CLIA certified labs in the USA.
For professional use only and is not available to individuals to purchase at this stage
The UK-Rapid Test Consortium (UK-RTC) was set up by Abingdon Health to bring together scientists and medical device manufacturers to be able to deliver millions of test kits as quickly as possible following the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak. By working together, some of the UK’s leading medical technology companies will deliver more volume more quickly to help fight COVID-19.
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