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Test ID: COVID-19 IgG / IgM Rapid Test

Test Name:
COVID-19 IgG / IgM Rapid Test
Test Code:
Specialised Test:
Turnaround Time:
Within 1 working day
Test Schedule:
Test Type:
Single Test
Additional Test Note:
It is an in vitro diagnostic test for the qualitative determination of COVID-19’s IgG and IgM antibodies. The results from this test are not to be used for confirmatory testing or as a sole basis for diagnosis.

Relative Specificity: 100%

Relative Sensitivity (infection time 4-10 days, IgM & IgG): 81.25%

Relative Sensitivity (infection time 11-24 days, IgM & IgG): 97.1%

Accuracy (infection time 4-10 days, IgM & IgG): 88.5%

Accuracy (infection time 11-24 days, IgM & IgG): 98.3%


*Based on the results of 200 negative and positive samples


Sensitivity is extremely low in the first week of illness given the biological limitations of serological testing. Hence, it is not useful as a timely diagnostic test for the disease. Medical practitioners are strongly discouraged from using the test kit for patients in the first 2 weeks of illness.

Sample Requirement:

A dedicated Plain or SST tube for the sole purpose of COVID-19 IgG / IgM Rapid Testing. The tube cannot be used for the processing of other test orders. Please pack the tube separately from other clinical samples.


Please adhere to the following requirement based on the MOH Circular 17/2020 ‘Interim Biosafety Guidelines for Laboratories and Personnel Handling Samples or Materials Associated with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-Ncov)’: Samples are to be tripled-bagged


Fasting Requirement:
Immunology & Serology
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