UK Scientists Create Coronavirus Antibody Test With ‘99.8% Accuracy and Results in 35 Minutes’

Source: Evening Standard »

UK scientists have developed a new coronavirus antibody test which they say produces results in 35 minutes with 99.8 per cent accuracy.

Edinburgh researchers at blood-screening company Quotient have developed kit to see if people are immune to Covid-19 by spotting antibodies to the disease.

Each serological screening machine has capacity for up to 3,000 tests a day.

But there are fears the NHS could miss out on the test due to interest in Europe. It has 12 screening machines available, with a further 20 expected to be ready by the end of the year, but it has already had talks with interested parties across the continent…

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