Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport

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ANTIBODY tests to determine if a person has developed resistance to Covid-19 are now available at Shannon Airport.

Irish healthcare company RocDoc is providing tests to the public at its facility in the coach park on the airport campus.

Antibody testing can determine whether or not an individual has developed an immunity to Covid-19, either through a vaccine or through contracting Covid-19 previously.

The test can also determine whether or not the vaccine has worked in providing an immunity to the virus. RocDoc’s test can also determine whether or not an individual has a strong or weak immunity to Covid-19.

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Chief Executive, David Rock, said that the RocDoc test detects IgG and IgM antibodies, which can be found in both natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity.

“This means that our test can tell you whether the vaccine is working or can provide an indication as to whether you have had Covid-19 in the past,’’ he explained

“The antibody test is conducted in a different way to other Covid-19 tests, as it involves a small finger prick, with small droplets of blood dropped into a container and sent to the laboratory for analysis. It is the same process as a blood sugar test, which people with diabetes will be very familiar with. The test is extremely accurate,”

The test is available to the public at Coach Park 2 and bookings can be made at www.covidcheck.ie

RocDoc is also providing testing at Cork and Dublin airports where antigen tests are also available.