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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Silver Spring, MD, May 7, 2020 — With increasing interest in expanded serological testing as part of the nation’s COVID-19 testing strategy, the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) today issued a joint statement outlining potential public health applications for antibody testing, while identifying caveats that limit its current use.

According to “Public Health Considerations: Serologic Testing for COVID-19,” serologic testing is helpful in estimating the prevalence of past viral infection or the cumulative incidence of infection in the US population. It can also improve understanding …read more