University Of Pittsburgh Developing Blood Test To Determine Coronavirus Immunity


A blood test being developed at the University of Pittsburgh could identify people who could serve on the frontlines of the of the battle against COVID-19 with little to no risk of being infected.

Dr. Alan Wells, executive vice-chairman of the Section of Laboratory Medicine in the UPMC Department of Pathology told the Post-Gazette that the test being developed is based on one done in Europe to see if people were exposed and possibly immune to the virus.

The report say medical tests can already determine antibodies the body makes in response to the virus, but it doesn’t mean someone cannot become sick or pass it along.