Tag: <span>antibody</span>

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WHO does not endorse an immunity passport

The scientific evidence gathered so far does not provide certainty that a person who has contracted the coronavirus, has recovered, and has generated antibodies is protected against a second infection, leaving behind the idea of an immunity passport, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is WHO’s reaction to claims by some governments that...

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Antibody tests find little immunity against COVID-19

The first studies carried out in the world to evaluate what part of the population has antibodies against the COVID-19 coronavirus have detected less immunity than expected, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. If this still preliminary result is confirmed in other studies that are currently underway, it would remove the prospect that the...

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Roche develops new COVID-19 antibody test

Roche has announced it is developing a new serology test to detect COVID-19 antibodies, with a planned launch date in early May. The Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 immunoassay is an in vitro test, using human serum and plasma drawn from a blood sample, to detect antibodies and determine the body’s immune reaction to SARS-CoV-2. The test may...

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Abbott launches COVID-19 antibody test

Abbott has launched its third test for coronavirus (COVID-19) and will start shipping it in the U.S. The test is a serology test ―also called an antibody test―, which could be a critical next step in battling this virus. Abbott’s test helps to detect the IgG antibody to SARS-CoV-2. An antibody is a protein that...