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Serum or Plasma?

Are the platforms performing COVID-19 antibody testing generally validated using serum or plasma (EDTA/lithium heparin) or both? Typically both, respondents say. As one person explains, IgG and IgM antibodies are present in both serum and plasma, and antibody kits are validated to avoid potential pre-analytical errors or interferences caused by the EDTA/heparin in plasma collection tubes.


Cytokine Storm Syndrome and COVID-19

Join AACC for this May 27 webinar to learn about criteria for identifying cytokine storm syndrome in patients, complications of this syndrome, and available treatments, which include glucocorticoids as well as targeted therapies that dampen pro-inflammatory cytokines like interleukin-1 and interleukin-6.

About AACC

AACC is a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare. Our leadership in education, advocacy and collaboration helps lab professionals adapt to change and do what they do best: provide vital insight and guidance so patients get the care they need.