Can I get the new Covid-19 antibody test?

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"This might include not permitting those testing antibody negative to return to work, or only taking on new staff with antibody positive test results", their paper compiled in mid-April cautioned.

Mr Hancock also said more than 10 million antibody tests - that check if someone has had the virus in the past - will start being rolled out next week.

Individuals with symptoms will be prioritised for testing in A&E departments and GP hubs but all staff and residents will be tested in care homes whether they are symptomatic or not.

"We're developing this critical science to know the impact of a positive antibody test and to develop the systems of certification to ensure people who have positive antibodies can be given assurances of what they can safely do".

Given London's population, that would mean 1.5 million people in the capital have had the virus.

"Because until we are absolutely sure about the relationship between the positive antibody tests and immunity, I think we as scientists would say we need to tread cautiously".

"This is an important milestone and it represents further progress in our national testing programme".

Four thousand people of all ages and backgrounds will undergo testing in the country of Hampshire over the next six weeks after which the government will decide whether or not to purchase the tests on a mass scale.

Commenting on the availability of the test from Superdrug, as well as one released by healthcare company Babylon for the same price, Professor Gino Martini, chief scientific officer at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, said: "Any antibody test at present can only provide a partial picture".

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Antibody tests tell a person if they have had the virus and have subsequently developed antibodies in response, that might help them to fight COVID-19 in the future, reorts the Metro newspaper.

New York University researchers also said last week that the Abbott test could be missing a third to almost half of positive cases.

Superdrug have said they are confident with the accuracy of the antibody test they are selling.

On the test, track and trace strategy, Hancock sought to play down the importance of the delayed app in the contact tracing process.

Following a successful clinical trial, should the LAMP test prove effective during this pilot it will be rolled out nationally.

Hancock outline the figure during the Downing Street press briefing.

It came after mounting pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson from senior Tories, with former party chairman Lord Patten calling the charge "appalling" and "monstrous".

"This is a victory for common decency and the right thing to do".

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