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Scientists have made significant advances in antibody testing

Scientists have made significant advances in antibody testing

Kristina Miranda
Kristina Miranda

The United Kingdom is discussing the use of antibody test kits made by Roche Holding AG, a Swiss healthcare provider. They have found evidence in the laboratory that this test kit can give perfect results. According to a report by the news agency Reuters, the country sees this as a magic wand to change the situation.

“The potential is being seen as a game-changer,” said Edward Argar

According to the UK Department of Public Health, this antibody test method invented by Roche is a very positive development in corona treatment. – News BBC

The approved antibody test for use in the UK

A new antibody test has been approved in the United Kingdom to test for the presence of coronavirus in humans. Public health officials say the new coronavirus antibody, which has been approved for use in the UK, has been tested to be 100% accurate.

Earlier, Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the antibody testing a “game-changer” because it could show how many people have been infected with Ccvid-19 and how many people have antibodies to it. Identification of these antibodies can help determine if a person has developed immunity to the virus.

According to a report in The Telegraph, Downing Street now wants to get as much of this test kit as possible for them. On Thursday morning, Health Minister Edward Arger said the government wanted to run a new ‘game-changer’ antibody test for first-line frontline workers.

“We are in talks with Roach at the moment,” he said. It has only been proven reliable in the assessment of Public Health England. So we are discussing them. But we are working hard to get it as fast as we can. Because it will really be a game-changer – as the Prime Minister said.

Interest in antibody testing is growing

The sun has just begun to rise in the sky. In the meantime, a long line has been formed in front of a hospital in the German city of Reinkendorf. Everyone is waiting, submitting blood samples for antibody testing. Everyone is hoping that if the test reveals that he has had corona in the past and now he has antibodies in his body to deal with corona.

“If I’ve had corona before, I’m not afraid of getting it again,” said Lothar Cope, 65, standing in line in front of a hospital in Reinenstendorf.

World Health Organization

However, experts, including the World Health Organization (WHO), have warned against testing the so-called “certificate of immunity”.

Antibody tests can tell if a person has been infected with the coronavirus before, they say. However, it is not possible to know the risk of re-infection through this test.

A spokesman for the WHO said there was “extensive discussion” about antibody testing. “It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the test. How long will this protection last? How long will this protection last?”

This is because antibody tests can only detect the presence of antibodies in a person’s body after a coronavirus infection.