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Government invests in UK developed antibody tests from UK Rapid Test Consortium

Christian Fernsby |
The government has signed a deal with the UK-RTC for 1 million antibody tests, Health Minister Lord Bethell has announced.

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The home antibody tests will be rolled out as part of the government’s coronavirus surveillance studies to help build a picture of how the virus has spread across the country and further develop our understanding of how antibodies work.

The test uses a finger-prick device and provides a result within 20 minutes, without the need to be sent to a lab for analysis and therefore has no impact on testing lab capacity.

The tests have been produced and manufactured by British diagnostics companies including Abingdon Health, BBI Group Holding Limited, CIGA Healthcare Limited, and Omega Diagnostics Limited in the UK Rapid Test Consortium. â– 

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