Study Finds Nearly Everyone Who Recovers From COVID-19 Makes Coronavirus Antibodies
Study Finds Nearly Everyone Who Recovers From COVID-19 Makes Coronavirus AntibodiesPosted on May 7th, 2020 by Dr. Francis CollinsCredit: NIHThere’s been a lot of excitement about the potential of antibody-based blood tests, also known as serology tests, to help contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Meanwhile, innovative efforts are being made on the federal level to advance COVID-19 testing. In response, the Food and Drug Administration just issued its updated policy on antibody tests for COVID-19. Finally, it’s important to keep in mind that there are two different types of SARS-CoV-2 tests. There’s still a way to go with both virus and antibody testing for COVID-19.