A way back to normality
Since March, the coronavirus SARS CoV-2 has been causing public life all over the world to stumble. In Germany, too, the population is subject to the sometimes severe restrictions. How long lockdowns, contact restrictions and mandatory masks will accompany us cannot be predicted. The chief virologist at Berlin’s Charité hospital, Christian Drosten, says: “One thing is certain: the pandemic will not be over by Easter [2021 ed. note].” As long as no vaccination is available, self-formed antibodies against the coronavirus are the only way to immunity and thus a return to more normality. Antibodies are formed by the human body after surviving an infection with the virus.
How do we know if we have already had an infection and thus formed antibodies? After all, Covid-19 sometimes runs completely asymptomatic. The Aelysa Corona Antibody Test provides an answer to this question.
Do I already have antibodies against Corona?
The certified, German Aelysa test examines the blood for precisely these antibodies. It is simple and can be done by anyone, in the comfort of their own home. Only 1-2 drops of blood from the fingertip are needed. The sample is sent directly to the laboratory by mail with a prepaid envelope. You receive the result securely encrypted online, without having to create an account.
Doubly safe by testing for two antibodies
Unlike most other antibody tests, the Aelysa Antibody Test does not only test for one type of antibody, but directly for two types. In particular, the additionally tested antibodies against the so-called “spike protein” on the surface of the virus can still be detected 6 months after infection. It is therefore very important to be tested for both types of antibodies. The test is ideal for anyone looking for the answer to the question: Have I already had Corona? An Aelysa antibody test offers you certainty and thus a piece of normality.
Among leading virologists and scientists, the question of immunity in particular is debated. Is one immune to Corona after surviving an infection? After an infection with pathogens, the body forms so-called antibodies, which can then be detected in the blood. An infection with Corona that has been overcome can therefore be detected by an antibody test, even if it is asymptomatic.
The number of unreported cases is much higher than assumed
According to a recent study by the Tropical Institute at the LMU Munich Hospital, about four times as many people in Munich have been infected with Corona than originally assumed. According to the study, about two percent of Munich residents had become infected with the corona virus by June. The officially reported cases, on the other hand, were 0.4 percent. This study can give an idea of how the virus might have spread to other parts of Germany. Since many infections are asymptomatic or mild, the number of unreported cases is higher than previously assumed. So many more people in other regions could already have antibodies.
German laboratory test provides information on antibody status
The Aelysa Corona Antibody Test provides quick and easy information on whether one already has antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It is a certified German antibody test. Unlike many other tests, Aelysa tests the blood for two types of antibodies. One is against the N-protein from the core of the virus and the other is against the so-called “spike” protein of the envelope. Initial studies show that the “spike” antibodies are still detectable up to 6 months after infection in one hundred percent of cases. For a reliable statement, therefore, both antibodies should always be tested for.
How does the Aelysa Corona Antibody Test work?
The Aelysa antibody test is based on a laboratory-based ELISA (Enzyme-Linked-Immuno-Sorbent Assay) test. It has an extremely high reliability with a sensitivity of over 99.9% and a specificity of 99.8%. At the same time, it is easy to perform at home. Only one or two drops of blood from the fingertip are placed on the carrier paper provided and sent directly to the laboratory in a prepaid envelope. You receive the result securely encrypted online, without having to create an account.
You can obtain the Aelysa antilivery test in selected pharmacies under the Pharmacy Central Number. The test is also available directly from the manufacturer at aelysa.de.