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Government invests in UK-developed antibody tests


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Government invests in UK-developed antibody tests

The government has signed a deal with the UK Rapid Test Consortium (UK-RTC) for 1 million antibody tests.

The home antibody tests will be rolled out as part of the government’s COVID-19 surveillance studies to help build a picture of how the virus has spread across the country and further develop 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.