May 14 (Reuters) - IDVet:
* The French company IDvet has launched a new serological test to detect antibodies against COVID-19 with a specificity of 99.9%, significantly lowering the rate of false positive results.
* While the kit was entirely developed by IDvet’s R&D team, Montpellier University Hospital and the Occitanie Regional Blood Bank provided samples to validate test performance.
* Based in Montpellier, France, IDvet is specialized in the development and production of diagnostic tools for veterinary and zoonotic disease. (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta)