A test for COVID-19 risk, infectivity and immunity

Monash scientists are repurposing technology they developed recently to make a rapid test to determine who:

  • has immunity to coronavirus
  • remains infectious
  • is at risk of developing a severe form of the disease.

A team, led by Associate Professor Menno van Zelm from the Monash University’s Central Clinical School together with Professor Robyn O’Hehir from Central Clinical School and Alfred Health, is repurposing technology they recently developed to test for a patient’s immunity to allergens and to influenza – to make a rapid test to determine who has immunity to coronavirus, who remains infectious and who is at risk of developing a severe form of the disease.

Read more about the project on the Faculty of Nursing, Medicine and Health Sciences website here.