The UK Government to Launch AbC-19 Lateral Flow Free Finger-Prick Test for COVID-19

 The UK Government to Launch AbC-19 Lateral Flow Free Finger-Prick Test for COVID-19

The UK Government to Launch AbC-19 Lateral Flow Free Finger-Prick Test for COVID-19

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  • UK Rapid Test Consortium’s (UK-RTC) finger prick test passes its first major trial that delivers results in 20mints. and demonstrate 98.6% accuracy in its clinical study. The AbC-19 lateral flow test is the first approved Ab test for Covid-19 in the UK that generates an instant result
  • The clinical trial involves ~300 people and was conducted by scientists at Ulster University last month. The test utilizes full-length spike protein part of the virus to capture IgG Abs as blood passes through the home test
  • The consortium is working with NHSX to develop a test-specific app and digital service that facilitate the use and reading of the test device. The test is expected to obtain regulatory approval in the next few weeks and will be launched for use in a mass screening program before the end of 2020

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