Anti Bodies Test NOVACYT number 127 Mar 2020 06:32
I think you will find the front runner here for the antibodies test is Novacyt Primerdesign thats why they are all over the BBC.
I said last week they are in the box seat with PHE in having the gold standard in testing BUT CRUCIALLY they also undertake the serology testing which tests for antibodies. This is the gamechanger. Those who can prove they have had it will I suspect be allowed back to work.
There is no reason to look elsewhere if the company can guarantee continuity of supply at commercial rates.
One of the big tests also coming down the line is the ability to check the body for anti bodies. That is to say that you can check patients to see if they have had it and are now in effect immune. It's a gamechanger see below
On that basis I can refer everyone to the Novacyt web page
"Novacyt Group, an international specialist in cancer and infectious diseases, has diversified sales from diagnostic products used in LBC, oncology, microbiology, haematology and SEROLOGY TESTING."
Serology testing is precisely that.
A “GAME-changing” coronavirus test is coming soon – which can tell you if you’ve had the killer bug.
"the Prime Minister said a revolutionary new check – which reveals if Brits that have been infected by the bug are now resistant – is fast “coming down the track”.
The Prime Minister said a revolutionary new check – which reveals if Brits that have been infected by the bug are now resistant – is fast “coming down
“The second one is the antibody test which tells you whether you’ve had it and whether you’ve got antibodies against it.
“That’s progressing very fast. Public Health England are looking at this today, and they’ve ALREADY got a test in-house and are looking at ways to get a much more widespread version of that out.”