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Coronavirus Antibody Test

New guidelines say coronavirus antibody tests are pointless

August 23rd, 2020

New Infectious Disease Society of America guidelines say coronavirus antibody tests are pointless. Serological tests might not be able to confirm a prior COVID-19 infection if the illness occurred more than a few months ago. The society identified three scenarios where antibody tests can be useful, but even then, they’d have to be high-quality tests …