Serology testing for COVID-19 (Podcast Episode 47)

This episode is shared from Answers From the Lab and was originally published on June 16, 2020.

Guest: Elitza S. Theel, Ph.D. (@ElliTheelPhD)
Host: Bobbi S. Pritt, M.D. (@ParasiteGal)

Elitza S. 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 discusses how sensitivity, specificity and prevalence play a significant role in the positive predictive value of a test. 

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This education is supported in part by an independent medical education grant from Pfizer Inc. and is in accordance with ACCME guidelines.

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June 16, 2020

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