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Reducing Health Inequities While Expanding the Pipeline to Create a More Diverse Health Care Workforce
Reducing Health Inequities While Expanding the Pipeline to Create a More Diverse Health Care Workforce
In-Depth: Q&A on At-Home COVID-19 tests
Antigen
In-Depth: Q&A on At-Home COVID-19 tests
‘Pretty much indistinguishable’: Doctors urge people feeling sick to get COVID-19 test due to similar symptoms to flu
PCR/Antigen
‘Pretty much indistinguishable’: Doctors urge people feeling sick to get COVID-19 test due to similar symptoms to flu
What is the frequency of COVID testing to prevent Delta variant transmission?
Antibody
What is the frequency of COVID testing to prevent Delta variant transmission?
In Your Prime: Don’t skip checkups during pandemic
In Your Prime: Don’t skip checkups during pandemic
Rapid tests for COVID-19 Make Pandemic Life Easier
Antigen
Rapid tests for COVID-19 Make Pandemic Life Easier
How long after exposure to COVID can a test detect the virus? When should I get my booster shot?
PCR
How long after exposure to COVID can a test detect the virus? When should I get my booster shot?
The difference between COVID-19 tests, and which one you should take
PCR/Antigen
The difference between COVID-19 tests, and which one you should take
Adding Up the Hidden Figures of COVID
Adding Up the Hidden Figures of COVID
Telehealth widened eye care disparities in pandemic, data show
Telehealth widened eye care disparities in pandemic, data show
‘The Biggest Threat’: COVID Variants Spread Among the Unvaccinated
‘The Biggest Threat’: COVID Variants Spread Among the Unvaccinated
How Some Schools Are Using Weekly Testing To Keep Kids In Class — And COVID Out
PCR/Antigen
How Some Schools Are Using Weekly Testing To Keep Kids In Class — And COVID Out
How to know if you should get a COVID-19 test
PCR/Antigen
How to know if you should get a COVID-19 test
Novel spike NTD mutations in SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant associated with increased viral loads and immune evasion
Antibody
Novel spike NTD mutations in SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant associated with increased viral loads and immune evasion
The Backstory: Long COVID causes fatigue, pain. Here’s what long-haulers want you to know.
The Backstory: Long COVID causes fatigue, pain. Here’s what long-haulers want you to know.
‘Pool testing’ to combat Covid on campus grows popular in California schools
PCR
‘Pool testing’ to combat Covid on campus grows popular in California schools
Seniors faced more economic, healthcare disruptions in U.S. than other wealthy nations during COVID
Seniors faced more economic, healthcare disruptions in U.S. than other wealthy nations during COVID
Black, Hispanic people miss out on Covid-19 testing and vaccinations
PCR/Antigen/Antibody
Black, Hispanic people miss out on Covid-19 testing and vaccinations
Why the Delta Variant Is Giving More Children Covid
PCR/Antigen
Why the Delta Variant Is Giving More Children Covid
L.A. County schools see 30% decrease in COVID cases among children as testing, masking protocols implemented
Antigen
L.A. County schools see 30% decrease in COVID cases among children as testing, masking protocols implemented
Pre-flight COVID-19 testing ‘significantly’ reduces risk of infection on planes, study says
PCR/Antigen
Pre-flight COVID-19 testing ‘significantly’ reduces risk of infection on planes, study says
Children’s Hospital Studying ‘Long COVID’ Cases Among Kids: Report
Children’s Hospital Studying ‘Long COVID’ Cases Among Kids: Report
Medicare Mortality Rates Reveal COVID-19 Racial Care Disparities
Medicare Mortality Rates Reveal COVID-19 Racial Care Disparities
Mu, Delta, Lambda: What We Know So Far About the Most Recent COVID Variants
Antibody
Mu, Delta, Lambda: What We Know So Far About the Most Recent COVID Variants
U.S. COVID-19 tests again in short supply as infections soar, schools reopen
PCR/Antigen/Antibody
U.S. COVID-19 tests again in short supply as infections soar, schools reopen
Studies identify social and racial disparities in Orange County during first COVID-19 surges
PCR/Antigen
Studies identify social and racial disparities in Orange County during first COVID-19 surges
As Delta Variant Surges, So Does Demand for At-Home Covid-19 Tests
PCR/Antigen
As Delta Variant Surges, So Does Demand for At-Home Covid-19 Tests
Which Covid-19 Test Should You Get, Based on Your Needs
PCR/Antigen
Which Covid-19 Test Should You Get, Based on Your Needs
Growing COVID crisis: The effects and costs of Long COVID Syndrome
Growing COVID crisis: The effects and costs of Long COVID Syndrome
Long COVID and Mental Health Considerations Moving Forward
Long COVID and Mental Health Considerations Moving Forward
Where’s the data on delta? Lack of testing, info makes it hard to see virus’s full scope
Antibody
Where’s the data on delta? Lack of testing, info makes it hard to see virus’s full scope
Long COVID in Kids: The New Mono?
Antibody
Long COVID in Kids: The New Mono?
Covid killed her husband. Now it’s taking the only home her kids have ever known.
Covid killed her husband. Now it’s taking the only home her kids have ever known.
‘It can’t be this hard’: Boston doctor calls for more accessible, free COVID-19 testing after struggling to find test for toddler
PCR/Antigen
‘It can’t be this hard’: Boston doctor calls for more accessible, free COVID-19 testing after struggling to find test for toddler
eMed™ and Quest Diagnostics Collaborate to Offer Guided COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing to Help Employers Foster Safer Workplaces
PCR/Antigen
eMed™ and Quest Diagnostics Collaborate to Offer Guided COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing to Help Employers Foster Safer Workplaces
‘What is happening to me?’ The teenagers trying to make sense of long Covid
‘What is happening to me?’ The teenagers trying to make sense of long Covid
Serena Williams Joins Funders Backing Kimberly Wilson’s HUED—A Company Addressing Racial Disparities In Health
Serena Williams Joins Funders Backing Kimberly Wilson’s HUED—A Company Addressing Racial Disparities In Health

08/09/21

Antibody Testing as a Tool of Pandemic Management

08/09/21

Covid-19 projections for the reopening of the University of Texas at Austin in Fall of 2021
How safe is it for vaccinated people to return to in-person work? An expert weighs in
PCR/Antigen
How safe is it for vaccinated people to return to in-person work? An expert weighs in
New Report Sheds Light on Racial Health Disparities and Highlights a Path Forward to Achieve Health Equity
New Report Sheds Light on Racial Health Disparities and Highlights a Path Forward to Achieve Health Equity
Homeless Shelters Hope for Return of Critical On-Site Covid-19 Testing
PCR/Antigen
Homeless Shelters Hope for Return of Critical On-Site Covid-19 Testing
The demand for COVID-19 testing is increasing as the delta variant rapidly spreads
Antigen
The demand for COVID-19 testing is increasing as the delta variant rapidly spreads
Is there a delta variant test? What we know about COVID-19 as cases continue to rise
PCR/Antigen
Is there a delta variant test? What we know about COVID-19 as cases continue to rise
Frequent Covid Tests Urged to Help Curb Spread of Delta Variant
Antigen
Frequent Covid Tests Urged to Help Curb Spread of Delta Variant
As Delta Variant Spreads, N.Y.C. Parents Worry About Coming School Year
Antigen
As Delta Variant Spreads, N.Y.C. Parents Worry About Coming School Year
Amid Covid booster debate, West Virginia to check immunity of nursing home residents
Antibody
Amid Covid booster debate, West Virginia to check immunity of nursing home residents
High Hopes Placed on COVID-19 Testing, as Well as Vaccines
PCR/Antigen
High Hopes Placed on COVID-19 Testing, as Well as Vaccines
Experts turn to antibody treatment following swarm of breakthrough COVID-19 infections
Antibody
Experts turn to antibody treatment following swarm of breakthrough COVID-19 infections
How COVID-19 testing can keep students in school
Antigen
How COVID-19 testing can keep students in school
Quest Diagnostics is seeing a rise in Covid tests as delta variant spreads, CEO says
PCR/Antigen/Antibody
Quest Diagnostics is seeing a rise in Covid tests as delta variant spreads, CEO says
Catlin Dennis Explains Challenges Vulnerable Youth With Diabetes Faced During COVID-19
Catlin Dennis Explains Challenges Vulnerable Youth With Diabetes Faced During COVID-19
Jacksonville hospital breaks Covid record in latest Florida surge
PCR
Jacksonville hospital breaks Covid record in latest Florida surge
Masks, testing and distancing: A guide to COVID-19 and the Olympics
PCR/Antigen
Masks, testing and distancing: A guide to COVID-19 and the Olympics
Health Disparities in Telehealth Use, COVID-19 Testing Access Emerge
PCR/Antigen
Health Disparities in Telehealth Use, COVID-19 Testing Access Emerge
COVID-19 testing still critical for students too young to be vaccinated
Antigen
COVID-19 testing still critical for students too young to be vaccinated
The Delta Dilemma: Loosening Covid-19 Controls At A Time Of Increased Danger
PCR/Antigen/Antibody
The Delta Dilemma: Loosening Covid-19 Controls At A Time Of Increased Danger
Everyone who exhibits upper respiratory symptoms should be tested for Covid-19, CDC director says
PCR/Antigen
Everyone who exhibits upper respiratory symptoms should be tested for Covid-19, CDC director says
Immunocompromised people have a wide variety of responses to COVID vaccines
Antibody
Immunocompromised people have a wide variety of responses to COVID vaccines
Meet 3 Black Women Fighting for Long COVID Recognition
PCR/Antigen
Meet 3 Black Women Fighting for Long COVID Recognition
NJ hospital system’s COVID variant tool adapts to Delta mutation
PCR
NJ hospital system’s COVID variant tool adapts to Delta mutation
Colorado plans to dramatically expand COVID-19 testing in schools next year, even as restrictions go away
PCR/Antigen
Colorado plans to dramatically expand COVID-19 testing in schools next year, even as restrictions go away
Post-pandemic rise in sexually transmitted diseases imminent, experts warn
Post-pandemic rise in sexually transmitted diseases imminent, experts warn
Anatomy of a health conundrum: The racial gap in vaccinations
PCR/Antigen
Anatomy of a health conundrum: The racial gap in vaccinations
Fulton’s fight against vaccine hesitancy includes lack of trust and access
Antigen/Antibody
Fulton’s fight against vaccine hesitancy includes lack of trust and access
Do you still need a COVID-19 test? Rates slow but free tests still available
PCR
Do you still need a COVID-19 test? Rates slow but free tests still available
Contagious COVID variant found in Kansas City area wastewater, Missouri officials warn
Contagious COVID variant found in Kansas City area wastewater, Missouri officials warn
Comprehensive testing continues to be a crucial tool in controlling the spread of COVID-19 and keeping our state’s economy and schools open during 2021.
PCR/Antigen/Antibody
Comprehensive testing continues to be a crucial tool in controlling the spread of COVID-19 and keeping our state’s economy and schools open during 2021.
Even post-vaccine, we still need rapid, error-free Covid-19 testing
Antigen/Antibody
Even post-vaccine, we still need rapid, error-free Covid-19 testing
Wondering if the Vaccine Worked? Get the Right Test, at the Right Time
Antibody
Wondering if the Vaccine Worked? Get the Right Test, at the Right Time
Georgia plans nearly 400 COVID-19 vaccine events to boost state’s vaccination rate ahead of July 4
PCR/Antigen
Georgia plans nearly 400 COVID-19 vaccine events to boost state’s vaccination rate ahead of July 4
‘It Is Critical’: Boston Doctors Say Vaccinated People Should Still Get Tested
PCR/Antigen/Antibody
‘It Is Critical’: Boston Doctors Say Vaccinated People Should Still Get Tested
New alliance pushes COVID-19 testing for vaccine hesitant
PCR/Antigen/Antibody
New alliance pushes COVID-19 testing for vaccine hesitant
When you need to get tested for COVID-19 after June 15
PCR/Antigen
When you need to get tested for COVID-19 after June 15
Young, Black, Healthcare Heroes Are Tackling Disparities During Dueling Pandemics
Young, Black, Healthcare Heroes Are Tackling Disparities During Dueling Pandemics
ACT Against COVID: The Alliance for Comprehensive Testing (ACT) Launches Effort to Improve Public Health Through Widespread Testing Initiatives, including COVID-19 Testing
PCR/Antigen/Antibody
ACT Against COVID: The Alliance for Comprehensive Testing (ACT) Launches Effort to Improve Public Health Through Widespread Testing Initiatives, including COVID-19 Testing
Mental health and housing instability worsened for LGBTQ youth during pandemic, report says
Mental health and housing instability worsened for LGBTQ youth during pandemic, report says
What to Know About Testing and Vaccine Requirements for Travel
PCR/Antigen
What to Know About Testing and Vaccine Requirements for Travel
UW study looks to understand spread of COVID-19 ahead of potential fall wave
Antigen/Antibody
UW study looks to understand spread of COVID-19 ahead of potential fall wave
HHS warns providers, insurers COVID-19 testing must be free for patients
PCR/Antigen/Antibody
HHS warns providers, insurers COVID-19 testing must be free for patients
If We Have Vaccines, Why Do We Still Need Testing?
PCR/Antibody
If We Have Vaccines, Why Do We Still Need Testing?
Growing Use Of Rapid Testing Provides A ‘Degree Of Safety’ As Hawaii Reopens
Antigen
Growing Use Of Rapid Testing Provides A ‘Degree Of Safety’ As Hawaii Reopens
Mass. Launches Weekly Coronavirus Testing For Early Education Field
PCR/Antigen
Mass. Launches Weekly Coronavirus Testing For Early Education Field
New COVID Test Initiatives Show Why Testing Still Matters
PCR/Antigen
New COVID Test Initiatives Show Why Testing Still Matters
Medicare Claims Data Show Health Disparities in COVID-19 Patients
Medicare Claims Data Show Health Disparities in COVID-19 Patients
Why COVID-19 testing in schools will be key this fall as more students return to classroom
PCR/Antigen
Why COVID-19 testing in schools will be key this fall as more students return to classroom
Decrease in Testing During Pandemic Could Lead to Surge of Sexually Transmitted Infections
Decrease in Testing During Pandemic Could Lead to Surge of Sexually Transmitted Infections
Our Eyes on the Virus: Why We Still Need Widespread Rapid Testing Even With Vaccines
PCR/Antigen
Our Eyes on the Virus: Why We Still Need Widespread Rapid Testing Even With Vaccines
The Antibody Test That Quantifies COVID-19 Vaccine Protection
Antibody
The Antibody Test That Quantifies COVID-19 Vaccine Protection
We can’t forget about testing in the fight against COVID
PCR/Antigen
We can’t forget about testing in the fight against COVID
Stark racial disparities persist in vaccinations, state-level CDC data shows
Stark racial disparities persist in vaccinations, state-level CDC data shows
UW-Whitewater shares figures on COVID-19 testing, vaccines as semester ends
PCR/Antigen
UW-Whitewater shares figures on COVID-19 testing, vaccines as semester ends
UW HEALTH: COVID-19 testing helps track variants, ‘breakthrough’ infections
PCR/Antigen/Antibody
UW HEALTH: COVID-19 testing helps track variants, ‘breakthrough’ infections
COVID-19 pandemic led to decreases in hepatitis C testing, treatment
Antibody
COVID-19 pandemic led to decreases in hepatitis C testing, treatment

05/10/21

Decreases in Hep C Testing & Treatment during COVID-10 Pandemic*
Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe
PCR/Antigen/Antibody
Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe
Model for Mitigation of Workplace Transmission of COVID-19 Through Population-Based Testing and Surveillance
PCR/Antigen/Antibody
Model for Mitigation of Workplace Transmission of COVID-19 Through Population-Based Testing and Surveillance
California is offering no-cost rapid Covid testing and staff training to schools
PCR/Antigen
California is offering no-cost rapid Covid testing and staff training to schools
Vaccines Won’t Protect Millions of Patients With Weakened Immune Systems
Antibody
Vaccines Won’t Protect Millions of Patients With Weakened Immune Systems
Systemic Institutional Racism in American Healthcare is Killing Black Expectant Mothers
PCR/Antigen/Antibody
Systemic Institutional Racism in American Healthcare is Killing Black Expectant Mothers
The Road Ahead: Lessons of COVID-19 Will Yield Lasting Change in Healthcare
PCR/Antigen/Antibody
The Road Ahead: Lessons of COVID-19 Will Yield Lasting Change in Healthcare
A Conversation About Racial Disparities in Health Care With Dr Scharles Konadu
PCR/Antigen/Antibody
A Conversation About Racial Disparities in Health Care With Dr Scharles Konadu
Rapid COVID Tests Used Twice Weekly Could Detect Most Contagious School-Aged Kids
PCR/Antigen
Rapid COVID Tests Used Twice Weekly Could Detect Most Contagious School-Aged Kids
Jacksonville mother passes COVID-19 antibodies to baby through breastmilk
Antibody
Jacksonville mother passes COVID-19 antibodies to baby through breastmilk
The Clock is Ticking to Deploy Rapid Antigen Tests Before They Expire: A Practical Guide for States and Partners
Antigen
The Clock is Ticking to Deploy Rapid Antigen Tests Before They Expire: A Practical Guide for States and Partners
Covid-19 Variant Rages in Brazil, Posing Global Risk
Antibody
Covid-19 Variant Rages in Brazil, Posing Global Risk
How ethnicity and wealth affect US  vaccine rollout
How ethnicity and wealth affect US vaccine rollout
People who’ve had COVID-19 need just one shot, researchers say
PCR/Antigen
People who’ve had COVID-19 need just one shot, researchers say
People who've had COVID-19 need just one shot, researchers say
Nursing homes can reopen to visitors under new public health order
Antigen
Nursing homes can reopen to visitors under new public health order

02/24/21

SARS-CoV-2 Serpositive Antibody test with Risk of Future Infection

02/24/21

Antibody affinity maturation and plasma IgA

02/21/21

Evolution of Specimen Self-Collection in the COVID-19 Era

02/05/21

Model for Mitigation of Workplace Transmission

01/31/21

New Onset Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis Associated with COVID-19
Philly Restaurant Workers Get Their Own COVID-19 Testing Site Starting in January
PCR/Antigen
Philly Restaurant Workers Get Their Own COVID-19 Testing Site Starting in January
Philly Restaurant Workers Get Their Own COVID-19 Testing Site Starting in January
COVID-19 testing now available at Philadelphia International Airport
PCR/Antigen
COVID-19 testing now available at Philadelphia International Airport
COVID-19 testing now available at Philadelphia International Airport
UW System Offers COVID-19 Antigen Testing Free for Students and Faculty
PCR/Antigen
UW System Offers COVID-19 Antigen Testing Free for Students and Faculty
UW System Offers COVID-19 Antigen Testing Free for Students and Faculty

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Antibody testing determines the presence of antibodies that recognize markers of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, indicating that the body previously had been infected. In many diseases, the presence of antibodies confers immunity, but scientists have not verified if this is true for COVID-19. See the glossary section of our website to learn about the difference between Nucleocapsid Protein Antibody Tests and Spike Protein Antibody Tests.

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