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Update on Antibody Testing for SARS-CoV-2/ COVID-19

February 2021: Penn Medicine has different serologic tests for SARS-CoV-2 virus that are orderable in Penn Chart. The newest addition to the antibody testing category is a test to measure receptor binding domain (RBD) IgG and RBD IgA antibodies. This post outlines the types of SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing available, when it may be appropriate to order such testing, and how to interpret the results.

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What To Expect When You Saliva Test

The Department is providing saliva-based viral testing for students, faculty, postdocs, and staff on the University of Pennsylvania campus to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

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Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Update on COVID-19 Testing

Below is the most recent announcement regarding COVID-19 from the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

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Wang Lab Develops SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Assay With High Sensitivity

Antigen test detects small loads of SARS-CoV-2 with sensitivity as high as a PCR test and moves toward POCT application.

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Project Quaker Rolled Out for On-Campus COVID-19 Testing

Large-scale COVID-19 screening program known as Project Quaker is being rolled out across campus with the goal of conducting 40,000 saliva-based tests each week.

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