A York lab is developing a coronavirus test – and needs your help

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YorkTest Laboratories is developing a coronavirus antibody test – and they need the help of people who have already had the virus.

The company, based at Monks Cross, is best known for its allergy tests. But it says:

“We have proactively reached out to both the Government and to the NHS to offer our help in the fight against coronavirus.

“In developing our antibody test, we now ask for your help. We need people who have already been proved positive for coronavirus to very kindly provide a tiny blood sample, using our standard home-to-laboratory finger-prick blood collection process. This is simple and easy to do.

“If you or anyone you know has proved positive for coronavirus (and it is essential that this person has been tested for COVID-19 and had a positive result) and are happy to help, then please email YorkTest at [email protected] or call 01904 410 410.

“As a thank you, we would like to offer a free Covid-19 antibody test (once fully developed and validated) for each person who provides a valid proved positive blood sample.”

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