FDA authorizes new test, built with machine learning, to detect past Covid-19 infections | Statnews.com

By Katie Palmer  March 5, 2021

“Unlike tests that detect bits of SARS-CoV-2 or antibodies to it, the new test, called T-Detect COVID, looks for signals of past infections in the body’s adaptive immune system — in particular, the T cells that help the body remember what its viral enemies look like. Developed by Seattle-based Adaptive Biotechnologies, it is the first test of its kind.”

“Adaptive’s approach involves mapping antigens to their matching receptors on the surface of T cells. They and other researchers had already shown that the cast of T cells floating around in an individual’s blood reflects the diseases they’ve encountered, in many cases years later.”

https://www.statnews.com/2021/03/05/adapative-biotechnologies-covid19-test-microsoft/

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