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FDA clears a ‘new generation’ of Covid antibody test designed to tell how well someone is protected against the virus – CNBC

The new test is important because it can be used by researchers to further study the relationship between Covid-19 antibodies and protection against the virus.

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The FDA on Wednesday authorized one of the first Covid-19 tests that measures the amount of neutralizing antibodies produced by the body’s immune system after exposure to the virus a “new generation” of coronavirus test that is designed to tell how well someone is protected against infection.
A person’s immune system produces antibodies to combat viruses and other foreign pathogens that invade the body. When it comes to Covid-19, it remains unclear how much protection antibodies provide and how…

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