Mayo Clinic announces coronavirus antibody test that may help determine immunity
The Mayo Clinic this week announced it has developed a new coronavirus antibody test that could help researchers better understand the degree of immunity those who recover from a COVID-19 infection may have.
The clinic’s new SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody test “measures the level of neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19,” officials with the Mayo Clinic said in a Thursday news release, noting that neutralizing antibodies “are a subset of antibodies able to independently inactivate viruses, and are associated with protective immunity against reinfection for many infectious pathogens.”
In other words, neutralizing antibodies are the proteins produced following a COVID-19 infection that will fight off the coronavirus should a person be exposed to it once more. Other antibody tests that are currently available simply show if a person has …continued .
[Source: Fox News]