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Coronavirus: Sensitive new test detects antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in 10 minutes

Coronavirus: Sensitive new test detects antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in 10 minutes.

Sensitive new test detects antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in only 10 minutes

(American Chemical Society) As the COVID-19 curve shows signs of flattening in the U.S. and elsewhere, public health officials are trying to grasp just how many people have been infected. Now, a proof-of-concept study in ACS’ Analytical Chemistry describes a quick, sensitive test for antibodies against the coronavirus in human blood. The test could help doctors track a person’s exposure to the disease, as well as confirm suspected COVID-19 cases that tested negative by other methods.

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