Against the background of the current pandemic situation in Germany, the Association of the Diagnostics Industry, VDGH, calls for a realignment of the national test strategy.
Above all, the antibody tests that have long been used in other health systems (e.g. France, Italy, GB, Austria) should play an important role.
With the increasing vaccination coverage of the population, antibody diagnostics are becoming much more important than before.
Antibody tests can help in three important areas:
In demonstrating the effectiveness of the vaccines available!
Here, antibody tests can be used to determine evidence-based knowledge about the effectiveness of the vaccines. In addition, an individual success control, as well as the acquisition of new knowledge in patients with previous illnesses (e.g. immunosuppressed patients) is guaranteed.