While the world awaits a vaccine to contain the coronavirus infection, antibody tests designed to show whether a person has ever been infected with the virus has caught the attention of medical researchers.
The test doesn’t reveal whether someone is currently infected with the virus. It only reveals if the person was infected at some point. A positive response from the antibody testing shows that the person has an essential degree of immunity which is critical for recovery from the infection.
Antibodies are crucial to fight off any invaders in our bodies. So if a body’s been infected the antibodies will automatically attempt to fight it off. The test looks for the remaining antibody in a person. A positive test shows the body has immunity to ward off new invaders.
Health experts say they are working to find a solution.