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.
Sheikh Mohammed expressed his appreciation for the efforts of medical, nursing and administrative staff across the UAE, which have been key to containing the spread of COVID-19 and providing the highest level of healthcare to patients.
As part of its intensified testing campaign, the ministry detected 747 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases in the UAE to 21,831.
Indonesia's rumbling Mount Sinabung erupted Monday, sending a column of volcanic materials as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the sky and depositing ash on villages.
All residents are advised to conduct a CIVID-19 PCR test before flying to the UAE.
The SPEA said if parents are reluctant to send kids to the schools in the first phase of reopening, they can choose the distance learning option.
Sharjah Public Library (SPL), an affiliate of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), will host a series of four expert-led virtual sessions in August on topics that range from human development and self-development to culture and education, moderated by Rama Muhana.