Research team led by YCU professor successfully develops a rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19 that can detect antiviral antibodies in patient serum

A research group led by Professor Akihide Ryo of Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine’s Department of Microbiology has successfully developed Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) and a rapid immunochromatographic test which can specifically detect the IgG SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.

[COVID-19] Important Notice for Novel Coronavirus Infection Prevention and Control

The World Health Organization declared Public Health Emergency of International Concern for the Novel Coronavirus infection on January 30th, 2020. As human-to-human infection is also reported in Japan, all students, faculty and staff should take infection prevention measures.