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Covid 19 antibody testing Kits - As bought by the USA Government - Their order on Friday was for 10m

A: Not for current challenges

We can supply up to 5m per week of a highly accurate antibody test kit. Accuracy percentage - 95%, Specificity - 100% - Sensitivity - 95%. 

Have you validated this method, if so, how and what were the results of the validation?​

See validation data undertaken by Sun Yet Sen University

How quickly could this be deployed and what are the dependencies?​

We can supply up to 5m per week within 7 days scaling to 7m per week thereafter.

What is the likely production volume?​

5m initially scaling to 7m per week

What are the risks and barriers to using this at scale?​

The USA Government has recently ordered 10m plus - we do not envisage any major problems other than logistics. 

Who are you already partnering with on this?

USA Government as well as KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) plus others

How does this fit into a tracked sample pathway?

This is an antibody test kit.

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Jo Martin Apr 27, 2020

Is there validation data on this..the data you have sent has slightly different numbers in, in the different documents? Also are test kits available to try?

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Martin Higginson Apr 27, 2020

We have limited samples, getting more this week. See attached document - happy to answer any specific questions.

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Bev Matthews Apr 29, 2020

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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Bev Matthews May 3, 2020

Status label added: E: Requires a connection

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Bev Matthews May 3, 2020

Hello Martin, are you already in contact with Public Health England for the validation process please?

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Bev Matthews May 13, 2020

Status label added: B: One to watch

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Luke Wainwright May 14, 2020

Dear Martin,

Many thanks for sharing the information above regarding a COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test kit. As this information does not relate to the testing methods campaign, but is nevertheless of interest to the wider COVID-response, please refer to the 'supply complete testing methods' section on the following webpage:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-the-governme...esting-capacity

Best wishes,
Luke

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Luke Wainwright Jun 3, 2020

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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Tom Jordan Jul 15, 2020

Status label added: A: Not for current challenges

Status labels removed: B: One to watch, E: A connection is helpful

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