Short description

Seroprevalence is the frequency of specific antibodies in blood serum indicating an existing or past infectious disease. It is detected at a certain point in time in a defined group of people.

Detailed description

Seroprevalence is of particular interest in chronic viral infections, for example HIV or hepatitis C. Currently, the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in the population is of great importance in order to find out how many people are already immune to the new coronavirus. At the moment various antibody tests are being developed and used for this purpose. Within the framework of the DZIF, a platform is being created at the HZI to collect the results of these studies and make them available for research.