Serology assays to manage COVID-19

Several academic laboratories have developed robust, specific serological assays, and high-quality commercial options are becoming available. In accordance with academic grassroots traditions, a toolkit to set up antibody assays has been distributed to more than 200 laboratories across the world, and a detailed protocol to facilitate local implementation has been published ( With high-quality serological assays now available, the key challenge will be to apply and deploy these tests in a strategic manner to safely bring communities out of the current pandemic response back to the realm of “normal” life.

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