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Jersey received its first batch of 10,000 antibody testing kits

Jersey received its first batch of 10,000 antibody testing kits

The island, which has so far 225 confirmed cases and 14 deaths, received a delivery of 10,000 antibody testing kits in the middle of April. The tests can detect the presence of antibodies produced as part of the body’s response to the COVID -19 virus. Antibody tests...

Antibody and Antigen Tests

Antibody and Antigen Tests

Antibodies are part of the body's defence (immune) system. Antigens are the particles that cause the body to create an antibody. Tests to detect antibodies and antigens help to identify certain infections and some other medical conditions. How are antibody tests used?...

Fast, portable tests come online to curb coronavirus pandemic

Fast, portable tests come online to curb coronavirus pandemic

The rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world has exposed major gaps in the abilities of most countries to respond to a virulent new pathogen. Health officials have so far used PCR testing in specialist facilities, but home tests would enable quicker quarantine and...

How does a coronavirus home test kit work, and how do I get one?

How does a coronavirus home test kit work, and how do I get one?

The Government has announced that Britons will be able to conduct coronavirus antibody tests at home within a matter of days with finger-prick kits that will be available from Amazon and Boots. But what are these tests – and do they work? What is an antibody test? An...

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