The researchers taking a gamble with antibody tests for coronavirus

In mid-March, Rashid Chotani, an infectious-disease epidemiologist at CareLife Medical rented a floor of a medical building in Merrifield, Virginia to start offering rapid antibody tests. He has been using a 10-minute pin-prick test to screen people at risk of COVID-19, such as health-care workers, essential workers such as those with construction jobs, and the family members of those who have the disease. Many who visit his clinic can’t get a PCR-based test because a lot of hospitals offer them only to people with symptoms.

Nature The researchers taking a gamble with antibody tests for coronavirus