COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 47: Serology Testing for COVID-19
This episode is shared from Answers from the Lab and was originally published June 16, 2020.
Guest: Elitza Theel, Ph.D. (@ElliTheelPhD)
Host: Bobbi S. Pritt, M.D. (@ParasiteGal)
Elitza Theel, Ph.D., Laboratory Director of the Infectious Diseases Serology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, led the efforts to evaluate and implement the serologic antibody test for COVID-19. She gives an overview of Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 antibody test, as well as the role of antibody testing during the pandemic, and how sensitivity, specificity, and prevalence play a large role in the positive predictive value of a test.
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