Testing COVID-19 T cells instead of antibodies more accurately finds past infections

Most tests to determine if somebody has already been infected with COVID-19 check for antibodies, but a new study in Italy found that those tests are much less accurate than a new type that looks for a type of immune cell called a T cell.

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t cells and testing
DATE PUBLISHED
2020-11-11 (Modified: 2021-09-20)

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