UNC-Chapel Hill researchers create new type of COVID-19 antibody test

UNC School of Medicine researchers Aravinda de Silva, PhD, and Prem Lakshmanane, Ph.D., and colleagues developed a COVID-19 test that pinpoints human antibodies specific to a particular part of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The test can be ramped up to document past and recent COVID-19 infections and possibly used to identify asymptomatic virus infection and the level of immunity in individuals.