Government to offer antibody tests to health and social care staff and patients in England

Antibody tests will be rolled out to staff, patients and residents in health and care settings in England, as part of a new national antibody testing programme. It is not yet clear if antibodies indicate immunity; this is being investigated in the SIREN study.

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The Government has published guidance on the testing programme, setting out what antibody testing is, what the test will tell you, and who is eligible. An infographic showing the difference between coronavirus tests is also available.


Department of Health and Social Care

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