Let’s talk about laboratory testing for COVID-19. Again. What’s new since we talked about this in August? A lot. Here are some of the questions we'll talk about.
- Do positive antibody tests indicate that people are immune to infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19?
- What sample types might replace the dreaded nasopharyneal swab for more comfortable sample collection?
- What are the new rapid tests for COVID-19, and how should they be used?
- "Neutralizing antibodies correlate with protection from SARS-CoV-2 in humans during a fishery vessel outbreak with high attack rate" by Addetia et al.
- "Humoral Immune Response to SARS-CoV-2 in Iceland" by Gudbjartsson et al.
- "When Should Asymptomatic Persons Be Tested for COVID-19?" By Schuetz et al.
- CDC Testing recommendations.
- FDA SARS-CoV-2 Reference Panel Comparative Data.
- CDC Wastewater Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2.
- NY Times article, "Your coronavirus test is positive. Maybe it shouldn't be."
- "Rethinking Covid-19 Test Sensitivity — A Strategy for Containment" by Mina et al.
- "Can We Test Our Way Out of the COVID-19 Pandemic?"