Patient blood tests to be screened for COVID-19 antibodies

Researchers will analyse the tests to help determine whether Australia develops herd immunity

Blood tests ordered by GPs will be screened for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in a bid to one day answer the question of whether Australia has herd immunity to COVID-19.

Scientia Professor John Kaldor
Scientia Professor John Kaldor.

The project is being led by the Kirby Institute at the UNSW Sydney and already has sign-up from state and private pathology services.

Lead researcher Scientia