ask Quotien to let us try their serological test with option to keep

A Scottish team from Edinburgh developed a serological screening machine with capacity for 3000 tests per day per machine and with reported 95% accuracy.They had 12 machines available, and the tests are fast. Since Scottish university skill was used in making these, I think we ought to ask to do a trial, with a view to further use if they are reliable. It would allow us to find out the presence of antibodies in our population, which gives us a better basis for planning

Why the contribution is important

To back our own research teams here is Scotland's universities and to give us a possible improvement in knowledge of antibody presence in our population, which would inform next step planning

by black54 on May 10, 2020 at 06:44PM

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  • Posted by JLMBD May 10, 2020 at 18:55

    Yes they should be given a trial, I'm all for Scottish science leading us forward. My understanding is that the reliability is not yet high enough to be definitive and that it is less reliable in cases where there is no definite diagnosis of COVID-19. I hope I can be proved wrong.
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