Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicAntibody tests

Topic: antibody tests

WHO recommends antibody treatment for ‘high-risk’ Covid patients

According to WHO, combining casirivimab and imdevimab may reduce the risk of hospitalization and duration of symptoms in unvaccinated, older, or immunosuppressed patients.

40% of Indian families have 1 or more members who took antibody tests this year, survey says

According to the survey by LocalCircles, 50% of people who got Covid antibody test done paid at least Rs 750 or more for it.

Antibody tests can’t measure Covid ‘immunity’. But this is how they can help you

Antibody tests indicate past exposure or immune response to vaccine. They, however, cannot detect neutralising antibodies which protect against future infections.

What are Covid antibody titer tests and why they are important during vaccination drive

Antibody titer tests help determine the efficacy of a vaccine by analysing the levels of antibodies present in the blood.

How effective are Covid vaccines? Delhi centres to test for antibodies before & after shot

Several institutes and experts advocate see this as an efficacy trial that could help boost confidence in vaccines, especially Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin that is in phase-3 trials.

New antibody tests could help develop more effective Covid vaccines

Until now, most tests could tell only whether antibodies are present. The newer ones measure the quantity of proteins raised by the immune system to disable viral invaders.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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