Laboratory scientist performing serologic testing


Statement by Scott Becker, CEO, Association of Public Health Laboratories

Silver Spring, MD, May 4, 2020 — “The Food and Drug Administration made the right decision by walking back its policy on serology testing for COVID-19.

“We’ve long been concerned that allowing tests on the market that have not been approved and authorized for use is a recipe for disaster. This revised policy makes a lot of sense and should have been in place over the last six weeks.

“The changes announced today bring quality and transparency back into the picture on serology. In addition, it provides important guidance on performance …read more