Testing 2.0: How the new antibody tests work

Cayman Compass | By James Whittaker – June 29, 2020

More than 20,000 people – almost a third of the islands’ population – have now been tested for the coronavirus.

But the diagnostic tests – involving chemical analysis of a DNA sample collected from a nasal swab – can only tell us so much.

A new wave of ‘antibody testing’, which began in the last week, will help provide public health officials with more information about the prevalence of the virus throughout the islands.

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