Thumbay Labs can conduct 4,000 COVID-19 antibody tests per day. Supplied photo
A great relief for residents of Dubai, as Thumbay Labs — the UAE’s foremost private diagnostic referral laboratory network — has launched the most affordable and accurate COVID-19 antibody test for only Dhs200. Get your results in person or by email in a record three hours’ time.
Its authorised by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the COVID-19 antibody test can be availed by all UAE residents, businesses, tourists etc., exclusively at Thumbay Hospital, located near Stadium Metro Station in Al Qusais, Dubai.
The test will be done on fully automated and highly sophisticated system using the Electro-chemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA) method that uses plasma, or serum samples.
The COVID-19 antibody test is recommended to know infection status in individuals who may have had mild or no symptoms. It will be invaluable to determine the infection prevalence in high-risk people, such as frontline workers engaged in healthcare, retail, essential services, schools, companies, law enforcement, areas with high concentration such as labour camps, ships, taxi & bus drivers, security guards, meat factories, oil field – offshore workers, etc. In these cases, it will not only determine previous infection status, but can also be used to give them infection clearance and allow them to return to work.
The Al Fursan team will light up the UAE's skies over a number of hospitals for three days from Sunday in an initiative arranged by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed.
The health ministry also reported 3,658 recoveries and 5 deaths due to COVID-19 complications. The ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and prayed to Almighty Allah for the speedy recovery of the infected cases.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced on Friday that 216 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus have been reported, bringing the total number of cases to 62,061.
Moderate rain started at 1:30pm on Dara and Shaoka, while heavy rain lashed Wadi Al Ajili in Ras Al Khaimah, and Rafar in Fujairah.
She told the cops she was speeding because she was desperate to go to the dunny or toilet. But she did not stop at a roadside service station, which would have been the natural thing to do if she were so hard-pressed.
Many activists circulated the video on social media and demanded the arrest of naughty men.