Covid-19 Prevention

SARS-CoV-2 Antibody test

Coronavirus, as a large virus family, is a single positive stranded RNA virus with envelope. The virus is known to cause major illness such as colds, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The novel virus, now known as SARS-CoV-2, was officially named by the World Health Organization on January 12, 2020. The core protein of SARS-CoV-2 is the N protein (nucleocapsid), which is a protein component located inside the virus. It is relatively conserved among β-coronaviruses and is often used as a tool for the diagnosis of coronaviruses. ACE2, as a key receptor for SARS-CoV-2 to enter cells, is of great significance for the research of viral infection mechanism.