Chinese researchers develop rapid antibody test kit for coronavirus - (Xinhua via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Jiangsu Medomics Medical Technology and Nanjing University researchers have jointly developed a rapid antibody test kit for the detection of COVID-19, as reported Xinhua on Friday.

  • The test detects two antibodies to the virus, IgM and IgG, and can screen patients within 15 minutes.

  • According to the company, the two antibodies are a sign of recent infection and the kit can detect with high sensitivity whether a person is infected.

  • The kit has been put into trial use in hospitals and medical centres in eastern China's Jiangsu Province, the company added.

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