12 May 2020 – Reseachers developed testing to see if a person has been in contact with the virus

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Guidance, New Tool/Service/Body
Sectors Involved: Education, Health, Research and Development
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: National Emergency System

Overview: Serological tests are developed by Uruguayan researchers from the UdelaR and the Pasteur Institute to “let us know if a person was in contact with the virus or not.”
Full details here: https://www.montevideo.com.uy/Ciencia-y-Tecnologia/-Para-que-son-los-test-serologicos-de-COVID-19-que-desarrollan-investigadores-uruguayos–uc752588

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Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic
Evidence/Justification: “More than 50 researchers from the University of the Republic (Faculty of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Hospital de Clínicas, Polo Technological Institute of Pando and Faculty of Medicine) and the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo have been working since the end of March constituting a Working Group Inter-institutional (GTI) whose objective is the development of serological tests for COVID-19.

Serological tests serve to detect in the blood the presence of antibodies directed against different parts of the coronavirus.