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Anyone who wants to find out whether the last nasty cold was perhaps a severe infection with the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus or just a mere cough ought to have their blood tested by a physician. This blood sample is then analyzed in a laboratory and the results are known within one or two days. What’s more, it is also necessary to dig deep into your wallet, since tests like these are not so cheap in Germany. They can quickly add up to €30 and €50 a pop.

Researchers at the German University of Leipzig have now developed a corona antibody test kit as part of a broad-based research project which anyone can carry out at home.

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.