Tag Archives: NAb

Need for Antibody testing in post-vaccination scenario

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought humankind to a stop. COVID-19 has opened new spectrums of infection and virus-host interactions. The second wave hit the country when the vaccination program was already in motion. The population consists of individuals with single, double, or no jab at all. The government has started the registration for vaccination of […]

Diagnostic approaches and challenges in COVID-19

At the beginning of the pandemic, COVID-19 felt like SARS and MERS. In the pre-existing models, the diagnostic approach was included. However, with the severity of the infection and evolution of novel Coronavirus, it was evident that this infection would need a newer and tactical diagnosis. The impact of the disease, paucity of resources, and […]

Neutralizing Antibodies: Where does it fit among the cocktail of Antibodies?

The severity of the viral infection depends on many factors. Virulence of antigens, the collapse of the immune system, and the production of antibodies are factors. Delay in the production of antibodies due to prolonged antigenic phase can lead to complications. The antibodies are specific to different antigens and bind to particular receptors. Therefore, the […]

Antigen Testing in ELISA: A Specific Test At A Precise Time

Unlike any other viral infection, COVID-19 brought in its own set of challenges. The virulence, pathogenicity of the antigens was unknown. Although a member of the Coronavirus family, SARS-CoV-2 was novel in every form of the infection. The last decade saw pandemics from this family of viruses but never had the severity of the virus […]

Rapid Antigen Test for COVID-19: Evolution and Significance

SARS-CoV-2 uniquely causes infection. It manifests lately in the respiratory system and then brings about a total collapse of the immune response. One strain of the virus caused the first wave of COVID-19 infection. The mortality was although relatively low in the first wave. The overlapping symptoms of COVID-19 with other respiratory diseases posed a […]

Why are Neutralizing Antibodies significant for COVID-19 Diagnosis?

COVID-19 pandemic has opened the frontiers of viral pathogenicity to the next level. In 2020, the first wave of COVID-19 infection carried only one strain. The COVID-19 severity thus is contained timely. The second wave hit hard in February of 2021, with many strains infecting in a whole spree. There were local as well as […]

COVID-19 Neutralization Test

Key Highlights : Scientists discovered Neutralization antibodies in May 2020 and a possible indicator for treatment and diagnostic target. One of the excellent outcomes of the pandemic has been COVID-19 Neutralizing antibodies (NAbs). B cells in the human body produce these NAB.NAB’s primary function is to stop infections by eliminating the invading pathogen.

The World of Antibodies: How do they shape up Diagnosis for COVID?

The last decade exposed humankind to various viral infections like SARS, MERS, Ebola, and now COVID-19. While some of them developed antibodies against the infections, there are still many people who have not been exposed to these infections and are potentially at high risk of getting infected. Not only that, the biggest concern lies if […]

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