Mitra microsamples help NIH measure SARS-CoV-2 raised antibodies with 99-100% accuracy
As a next step, NIH research teams at NIAID, NIBIB, NCATS and NCI are analyzing thousands of blood microsamples collected by citizens using Mitra devices in at-home Mitra Blood Collection Kits.
“The NIH ELISA-based serology protocol using Mitra microsampling devices with VAMS technology from Neoteryx gives all scientists a reliable method for identifying SARS-CoV-2 raised antibodies in blood microsamples with amazing specificity, which is critical during the coronavirus pandemic,” said James Rudge, PhD, Technical Director, Neoteryx. “Many tests that were rushed out early in the COVID-19 crisis, did not have the high sensitivity and high specificity necessary to reliably detect key antibodies that indicate an immune response specific to COVID-19 versus some other type of coronavirus. The ELISA protocol from the NIH enables SARS-CoV-2 immunity studies that deliver accurate data, and we’re very proud that our Mitra microsampling devices with VAMS technology supported this impressive achievement.”
Source: Company Press Release