In France, the list of “reliable ELISA and RDT serological tests established by the CNR” (National Reference Center) has been published.
While around 30 serological tests exist, a list of 23 tests deemed “reliable” was released by the CNR on Thursday evening.
Among these 23 tests, seven are of the ELISA type, with a blood test carried out in the laboratory and results available during the day. The other sixteen are rapid screening tests (RDTs), performed by a doctor or pharmacist, with the drop of blood at the tip of a finger and a result available in a few minutes. Consultera sourced one of these tests which have been approved by the National Reference Center Serological tests will be reserved in priority for nursing staff. Read more here
As a reminder, a serological test must make it possible to check the presence, or not, of antibodies in the patient’s blood, in order to know if he has already had the coronavirus. According to the HAS (Sanitary High Authority), it should be performed after the fourteenth day following the onset of the first symptoms for people without signs of severity, or the seventh day for those who are hospitalized.