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Evaluating detection of SARS-CoV-2: AntiBodies at Home study

The EDSAB-HOME research study is evaluating the detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies using home testing kits.

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EDSAB-HOME study: details, research protocol and outputs

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Details

The EDSAB-HOME study is evaluating the detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies using home testing kits. These kits are called lateral flow immunoassays. They appear similar to a pregnancy test kit and analyse a small amount of blood obtained from a finger prick.

The study is being run by Public Health England at the request of the Department of Health and Social Care.

Recruitment has now ceased, but the study is ongoing.

Published 22 September 2020
Last updated 13 August 2021 + show all updates
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