COVID-19 Serology Surveillance Strategy
Serology tests look for antibodies in the blood.
Antibodies are proteins that can fight off infections.
CDC is working with state, local, territorial, academic, and commercial partners to better understand COVID-19 in the United States. CDC has an overarching strategy for learning more about how many people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and how it is spreading through the U.S. population. This strategy includes using serology testing for surveillance to better understand how many infections with SARS-CoV-2 have occurred:
- At different points in time,
- In different locations, and
- Within different populations in the United States.
Serology tests look for antibodies in blood. If antibodies are found, that means there has been a previous infection. Antibodies are proteins that can fight off infections. Investigations using serology testing are called seroprevalence surveys. CDC is collaborating with public health and private partners …continued .
[Original Source: CDC]