New Serological Test Conducted with IDF Aims to Detect Antibodies and Immune Response to Coronavirus
Team led by Prof. Motti Gerlic and Prof. Ariel Munitz
03 June 2020
Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a new test to add to the current diagnostic arsenal used to detect coronavirus infection. The test is serological — based on blood samples — and measures the presence of antibodies against the virus.
It can be used to assess the full extent of the spread of the virus in the general population. A TAU team led by Prof. Motti Gerlic and Prof. Ariel Munitz, both of TAU's Sackler Faculty of Medicine, together with researchers at the Israel Medical Corps will use this novel assay to conduct the first widespread test of Israel Defense Forces soldiers for development of antibodies to the coronavirus.
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