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UK Conducted "Secret Human Trails"Antibody Test Result Were 98.6% Acurate: Report
"It was found to be 98.6 per cent accurate, and that's very good news," Dr Hand told the newspaper.
UK Conducted "Secret Human Trails"Antibody Test Result Were 98.6% Accurate: Report
New Delhi: The British ministers are making plans to distribute millions of free coronavirus antibody tests after a version backed by the UK government passed its first major trials, reported the Daily Telegraph newspaper on Friday.
The fingerpricks tests can tell in 20 minutes if a person has been exposed to the virus. It has been developed by the Oxford University together wit the U.K.diagnostics companies, partnerships set up by the government after a consignment of the Chinese-made fingerprick tests proved largely useless, said the newspaper.
Britain's only antibody tests approved the far involved blood samples being sent to the laboratories for analysis, which can take days.
Further, the report added that Anticipating regulatory approval in the coming weeks, tens of thousands of prototypes have already been manufactured in factories across the United Kingdom.
While the Ministers are hoping that the Abc-19 lateral flow test will be available for use in a mass screening program before the end of the year, reported the newspaper.
Chirs Had, the leader of the UK-RTC, was quoted as saying by Telegraph that It was found to be 98.6 percent accurate, and that’s very good news,”.
“We’re now scaling up with our partners to produce hundreds of thousands of doses every month”, Hand said, adding the government’s health department is in talks with UK-RTC over buying millions of tests before the year ends.
As per the plans cited by the newspaper, the tests are likely to be free and would be ordered online instead of being sold in supermarkets.
The department of Health and Social Care spokesman was quoted as telling the newspaper “While these tests will help us better understand how coronavirus is spreading across the country, we do not yet know whether antibodies indicate immunity from reinfection or transmission".