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Lviv begins conducting ELISA tests for antibodies to Covid-19

Source : 112 Ukraine

The ambulance staff is already being tested
12:32, 25 May 2020

Lviv has stared conducting ELISA tests for antibodies to COVID-19
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Lviv clinics and hospitals have started conducting high-precision ELISA tests (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) for antibodies to Covid-19. This was stated by the mayor of Lviv Andriy Sadovyi on his Facebook page.

According to him, the ambulance staff is already being tested.

"This type of testing allows you to look at the presence of antibodies in the human body and find out if a person has already had coronavirus. Devices for such tests are in the laboratories of city hospitals and clinics. Therefore, it will significantly increase the level of testing in Lviv," Sadovyi said.

Related: Coronavirus in Ukraine dashboard: online

The mayor also noted that this analysis was not a replacement for PCR testing, but an additional opportunity to identify coronavirus infected and those who had already fallen ill.

As we reported earlier, according to Ukraine's Healthcare Minister, on May 24, 258 new cases of infection with Covid-19 were observed in Ukraine.

The official stated that 623 cases proved lethal; another 7,234 people successfully recovered.

Related: Level of vaccination in Ukraine falls by 20% amid Covid-19 pandemic

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