Vitas offers an IgG serology test for covid-19 in Dried Blood Spots (DBS). The test shows excellent performance (>94% sensitivity and 99.9 % specificity (n= 601). The test includes a CE IVD marked DBS collection kit as well as a CE IVD marked ELISA assay using spike protein S1 as antigen.
Vitas was recently (Oct 2020) selected to DBS supply kits for screening of Covid-19 prevalence in Norway (30 000 people) . The test is also for sale in selected Norwegian pharmacies and in several internet pharmacies. In addition to check for previous SARS-CoV-2 infection the test will be a valuable tool for verifying that upcoming vaccines will lead to sufficient levels of antibodies in the blood.