Stanford Pathology in the News

Test for antibodies against novel coronavirus developed at
Stanford Medicine

The new test screens for antibodies to the virus in plasma, the liquid in blood, to provide information about a person’s immune response to an infection.

Thomas Montine and Scott Boyd, Stanford Pathology

Working around the clock for two weeks, a large team of Stanford Medicine scientists has developed a test to detect antibodies against the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, in blood samples.

In contrast to current diagnostic tests for COVID-19, which detect genetic material from the virus...