First findings from the largest study on coronavirus antibody testing at home

Pamplet of the REACT study

Led by Professor Paul Elliott, the REACT (REal Time Assessment of Community Transmission) study involves more than 100,000 people and tracks the progress of coronavirus using antibody finger-prick tests to track past infections. Commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care, it is the first nation-wide antibody study using self-testing to be rolled out across England. Initial results estimate almost 6% of the population to have antibodies to coronavirus by the end of June 2020, with the highest number of people in London.