Chinese study: Antibodies in COVID-19 patients fade quickly

A new study from China showed that antibodies faded quickly in both asymptomatic and symptomatic COVID-19 patients during convalescence, raising questions about whether the illness leads to any lasting immunity to the virus afterward. The study, which focused on […]

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False Negative Tests for SARS-CoV-2 Infection — Challenges and Implications

There is broad consensus that widespread SARS-CoV-2 testing is essential to safely reopening the United States. A big concern has been test availability, but test accuracy may prove a larger long-term problem. While debate has focused on the accuracy […]

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F.D.A. Approves First Antigen Test for Detecting the Coronavirus

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first antigen test that can rapidly detect whether a person has been infected by the coronavirus, a significant advancement that promises to greatly expand the nation’s testing capacity. The test, by […]

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Smartphone-based multiplex 30-minute nucleic acid test of live virus from nasal swab extract.

Abstract Rapid, sensitive and specific detection and reporting of infectious pathogens is important for patient management and epidemic surveillance. We demonstrated a point-of-care system integrated with a smartphone for detecting live virus from nasal swab media, using a panel […]

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New York To Expand Testing Criteria For Coronavirus, Increase Antibody Testing

Elmhurst Hospital is one of four hospitals in New York City where Cuomo said workers are being tested for antibodies associated with the coronavirus. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday that the state is expanding testing for the virus. New […]

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