World Corona aktuell: dm offers online corona antibody test

18:30  26 october  2020
18:30  26 october  2020 Source:   brigitte.de

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Anyone who wants to know whether they had the corona virus can now order an antibody test online from the drugstore chain dm. How does the self-test work? And what do doctors say about it?

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Currently there are new highs in corona infections almost every day - and the laboratories can no longer keep up with the tests. In addition: For fear of an infection at the doctor's, many people currently prefer not to stop by a practice. It is precisely these people that the drugstore chain dm has chosen as the target group for its new offer: Online, the company is now offering Cerascreen brand corona antibody tests that you can carry out yourself and which are then evaluated in a laboratory. The test itself is available for 59.95 euros, plus shipping costs.

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How does the self-test for antibodies work?

For the self-test , you take a blood sample yourself with an included lancet and you have to register online. A six-digit test ID is entered, and there is also an online questionnaire on possible previous illnesses and complaints that must be completed. Then the tube with the blood sample is sent to a so-called "medical partner laboratory", where the sample is examined for antibodies against the coronavirus. The result should be available within 12 to 48 hours and can then be viewed using an app or via the user account.

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The problem with the self-test: It can only show whether you have been infected with the coronavirus and your body has accordingly formed antibodies. The test cannot determine whether an acute infection is present. It is therefore only suitable retrospectively if you have had typical corona-related symptoms and have not taken a test.

send-in kit for around 60 euros: drugstore chain dm sells antibody test online

 send-in kit for around 60 euros: drugstore chain dm sells antibody test online 48 hours after receipt of the laboratory result: Corona antibody tests are now available online at dm. Laboratory doctors warn against the self-tests. © Photo: dpa / Michael Kappeler Medical staff checks a rapid test for corona antibody detection. The laboratories in Germany do not come to with the many corona tests, at the same time many people want to avoid visiting the doctor for fear of corona infection.

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What Do Doctors Say About Home Antibody Testing?

The Professional Association of German Laboratory Doctors (BDL) spoke out against corona self-tests as early as September : These are "not a useful addition to the national test strategy". The number of individual findings can have enormous consequences for social life, which is why the containment of the corona pandemic should remain the responsibility of the doctors. BDL chairman Andreas Bobrowski also pointed out that laypeople always have to adhere to the safety requirements of such tests, which can be difficult under certain circumstances.

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