Serology for SARS-CoV-2: Apprehensions, Opportunities, and the Path Forward

Sci Immunol. 2020 May 19;5(47):eabc6347. doi: 10.1126/sciimmunol.abc6347.

Abstract

Serological testing for SARS-CoV-2 has enormous potential to contribute to COVID-19 pandemic response efforts. However, the required performance characteristics of antibody tests will critically depend on the use case (individual-level vs. population-level).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Viral / analysis
  • Betacoronavirus / immunology
  • Clinical Laboratory Techniques / methods*
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnosis
  • Coronavirus Infections / immunology
  • Epidemiological Monitoring
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / immunology

Substances

  • Antibodies, Viral

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19
  • COVID-19 diagnostic testing
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2