Lahore gets antibody tests for coronavirus
The test, which checks blood for antibodies of the novel coronavirus that causes, is being offered by a private lab at a cost of Rs. 2500.
The test might prove to be beneficial in identifying those individuals who had the coronavirus but got cured without testing or treating for it. Such people can then donate plasma for the treatment of severely ill COVID-19 patients.
In other countries, the antibody test is being utilized for determining who gets back to work as it is being presumed that having the antibodies will keep the individual safe from reinfection. How long the immunity lasts is still undetermined as yet.