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Coronavirus self-test antibody study: Phase 2

The phase 2 study uses the AbC-19TM Rapid test kit

Coronavirus self-test antibody study: Phase 2 (AbC-19TM Rapid Test)

We have  invited you to help UK Biobank undertake urgent research on the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19 by taking part in this new study; its findings will provide researchers with unique opportunities to investigate the long-term health effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection (“Long COVID”) and other health research related to COVID-19. The study is taking part in two phases, and you have been invited to participate in phase two which started in March 2021.

The study involves doing a simple antibody test (the AbC-19TM Rapid Test) at home, which will tell you if it is likely that you have previously been infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. If you agree to help, we will send you a finger-prick home-testing kit to find out if you have antibodies to this coronavirus. Taking the test is simple and quick to do, and you can let us know the result via the UK Biobank participant website.

UK Biobank spoke to a handful of participants who have taken part in our coronavirus self-test antibody study. Watch this video to find out what they had to say about taking part.

The test data will be added to UK Biobank’s biomedical database and made available to the scientific research community, enabling scientists to monitor the long-term health effects of COVID-19.

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