Kemri Wellcome Trust given nod to develop antibody tests

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi speaks during a Covid-19 briefing at Afya House. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The test is expected to give a clearer picture of number of infections in a society compared to the virus test.
  • Covid-19 belongs to a group of other coronaviruses, and sometimes the antibody test may lack specificity, Dr Amoth noted.

The Kemri|Wellcome Trust Research Programme has been given the go-ahead to develop antibody tests for Covid-19.

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