The study is based on the ELISPOT method, a proven technology for detecting active T cells to measure the strength of the immune response to infection.
T-cells play a major role in mediating cellular immunity. Their function is to destroy the virus and form cellular memory. T-cell memory during repeated exposure can stop the progression of severe disease. According to research*, 93% of people who were exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus developed a sustained T-cell response, despite the fact that antibodies were detected in only 60% of them. For the purpose of a comprehensive assessment of the immune response, together with tests to assess the level of antibodies, T cells that specifically respond to antigens of the SARS-CoV-2 virus should be determined. This can be done using the TigraTest® SARS-CoV-2 kit developed by GENERIUM.