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Antibody Test Benefits for Corporate

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, almost all offices had to work from home. Now that everything is opening and employees are starting to work from their office spaces, health safety is a big concern. As work-life slowly resumes, it’s imperative to make sure that offices have a COVID-safe strategy to keep employees protected.

To help employers tackle this important concern, Indus Health Plus has introduced Antibody Testing.

What is Antibody Testing?

Covid-19 Antibody/Anti-SARS COV-2 test, also known as Serology Test, is done to determine if the immune system has come across Covid-19 infection recently. It is done by using a blood sample to test for antibodies the immune system develops to fight SARS-CoV-2. If the test shows the presence of antibodies, it means the person was infected in the recent past with SARS-CoV-2. The result doesn’t confirm whether the individual is currently infected (asymptomatic or not). The antibodies for Covid-19 are produced typically 10-18 days after the infection.

How does Antibody Testing benefit you?

  • Test results are quick - 1 day if done by ELISA/CLIA method  

  • It detects past infection 

  • Good for sero-surveillance and health planning 

  • Inexpensive 

  • Does not require a doctor's prescription - only Aadhar Card or HR letter is needed 

  • Beneficial for mass screening 

  • Easy blood test 

  • Enables the person to donate plasma if they were infected in the past 

What should you do as an employer?

When you opt for Covid-19 Antibody Testing before allowing employees in the workplace, provide a clear explanation of what the results indicate about their health in the past regarding Covid-19 infection. Also, hand a list of dos and don’ts to the employees so that they can be careful about taking care of their health and keep them safe from Coronavirus infection in the future.

To know more about Antibody Testing and rules & regulations around it, click on this link.