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Webb Diagnostic Technologies Announces Rapid Total Antibody Test

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Webb Diagnostic Technologies Announces Rapid Total Antibody Test

Article by Michaela Fleming.

Webb Diagnostic Technologies announced today that they will begin marketing a point-of-care serology test for COVID-19. This test, which will be marketed throughout the United States, can instantly detect antibodies in whole blood, serum, and plasma for SARS-CoV-2.

According to the company, the test is designed to detect all human immunoglobulins, including IgG, IgM, and IgA. These immunoglobulins may indicate previous or current exposure to SARS-CoV-2. Rapid total antibody tests will be an important part of mitigating the spread of the virus and could play an important role as social distancing regulations are lifted.

Typically, serology tests use lateral flow technology that required special lab equipment and can take up to 25 minutes. This test will be disposable and will not require additional equipment. Additionally, the test will take 3 minutes from the point of blood draw until test completion. […]

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