Aussie experts develop test to detect COVID-19 severity

Monash University and Alfred Health researchers are repurposing technology they recently developed for allergies and influenza

Australian scientists have developed a blood test that will be able to detect who is immune to coronavirus and who will develop mild or serious forms of the illness.


The Melbourne researchers at Monash University and Alfred Health are repurposing technology they recently developed to test for immunity to allergens and influenza.

The team have developed markers for the memory B cells formed after coronavirus infection.

By binding these markers to a fluorescent label, they will