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First test to identify T Lymphocyte immune response to Covid-19

The Private Harley Street Clinic is the first UK clinic to offer T Lymphocyte (T cell) testing to determine previously undetected lymphocyte immune responses to Covid-19 infection or vaccination.

Hitherto, the only test available to assess an immune response was based on the presence of antibodies in identification of previous Covid-19 infections. However, the new T-SPOT®.COVID test will enable individuals themselves to discover whether they have mounted a T cell immune response to Covid-19 as opposed to an antibody response which is the other way that the immune system deals with Covid-19 viral infection.

Dr Mark Ali, Medical Director of the Private Harley Street Clinic, and a Cardiothoracic Surgeon of 30 years’ experience says: "Identification of a T cell response to Covid-19 is seen as the missing link in testing. We have...

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