“The Abbott Park, Ill.-based company, which has a base in Maidenhead, England, expects to have shipped millions of its lab-based tests across Europe by the end of May, according to a report in The Independent.“
“Abbott’s test identifies the IgG protein in bodies that are infected by COVID-19, showing 99% sensitivity 14 days after symptoms were developed in 73 coronavirus-positive patients, according to the report. It also showcased 99% specificity in identifying that 1,070 negative samples did not contain COVID-19 antibodies.”
“According to the report, Abbott is significantly scaling up its European manufacturing for antibody testing while also developing testing for detecting the IgM antibody.”
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