After the launch of the Covid-19 PCR tests from Roche on March 2020, ADK Trade and Shipping announces that they have supplied the new Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antibody immunoassay blood test to detect antibodies (including IgG) at ADK Hospital.
The Anti-SARS-Cov-2 Antibody test can potentially indicate whether a person has already been infected & cured with protective antibody against Covid-19 virus. In addition to combined diagnostic value with PCR, it can also be used to better understand the truer extent of spread.
This test is run on the Roche Cobas® E analyzers. Currently ADK has installed Roche Elecsys E411 systems at ADK Hospital in Male' and AIMS Diagnostic Care in Addu. The fully automated system will provide test results in approximately 18 minutes, with a max of 300 tests/hour.
On 13th May, ADK Hospital installed The Roche LightCycler PCR system. ADK Trade and Shipping stated that the installment will add several hundred tests per day to the national testing capacity for SARS-CoV-2 (Covid19) over next few days that Maldivian government is looking forward to.