The T-SPOT® Discovery SARS-CoV-2 kit

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The T-SPOT Discovery SARS-CoV-2 kit has been developed to aid in the investigation of the T cell response to SARS-CoV-2 infection. The kit uses a modified ELISPOT assay where samples prepared from peripheral blood are stimulated in vitro by peptide pools from SARS-CoV-2. This re-stimulation allows SARS-CoV-2 specific T cells to be enumerated. The kit builds on Oxford Immunotec’s experience with TB diagnosis and the assessment of immune response to CMV in transplant patients, to apply the Company’s established, proprietary T-SPOT technology to the fight against COVID-19. While serology is able to detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in the blood of some individuals after infection, little is currently known about how this confers immunity to COVID-19. The T-SPOT technology goes further than simple serology by interrogating the immune system’s T cell response and will enable research into the measurement of the strength of that response to SARS-CoV-2. The strength of this response may be linked to protection from reinfection.