CHEAP ANTIBODY TEST BEING VALIDATED IN CORONAVIRUS FIGHT
Source: Reuters :
A 10 minute Coronavirus Antibody test, estimated to be costing just about $1, has been developed by a Mologic, company in London which has sent prototypes to laboratories for validation. This could prove to be a game-changer in the Coronavirus pandemic fight. Health technology firm Mologic, which created one of the first at-home pregnancy tests, is aiming for the test to be rolled out by as early as June if the trials are successful.
Antibody tests are designed to establish whether people have previously been infected, as opposed to antigen tests which show if someone actually has the COVID-19 disease caused by the virus. Mologic said assessment and validation of its COVID-19 diagnostic test had begun this week at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and St Georges hospital, and that global partners would also examine the prototypes.