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Singapore deploys antibody testing for COVID-19

February 25, 2020 9:32 PM UTC
Updated on Mar 24, 2020 at 11:55 PM UTC

The Singapore Ministry of Health has used an antibody test developed by the Duke-NUS Medical School to determine the source of a COVID-19 cluster. The ministry reported that it is the first use anywhere of antibody-based testing for exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

The antibody test is important because it can be used to identify individuals who have been exposed to the virus and are asymptomatic or have recovered from the disease. ...