T-Cell Testing Near You - Coming Soon
Accesa Labs anticipates offering T-Cell testing for COVID-19 in the near future.
What Is T-Cell Testing?
T cells are cells in the immune system that are important in helping the body resolve viral infections. Recent studies have found that T-cells may play an important antiviral role in the body's response to SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19. Specifically, it is theorized that while COVID-19 antibody levels may diminish quickly over time in people who recover from COVID-19, T-cells may play a more important role in sustaining the immune response and immunological memory.
T-Cells and Asymptomatic COVID-19 Infections
Could T-cells play a role in the COVID-19 immune response? One smaller study looked at asymptomatic individuals who were exposed to SARS-CoV-2 and found that 90+% of these individuals demonstrated T cell responses which were detectable. More research needs to be done to better understand the interrelationship between T-cells, antibodies and the disease process.
T-Cell Lab Testing Near You
If T-cell blood testing may provide clues to immunity in regards to COVID-19, why isn't this form of testing done more frequently? To date, T-cell testing has been prohibitively expensive to deploy at a large scale. However, with significant interest in who gets immunity from COVID-19, more resources are being put into developing T-cell tests that can be offered at a wider scale for an affordable cost. At some point in the near future, Accesa Labs hopes to provide T-cell testing near you through our network of lab locations nationwide.