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COVID-19 Preheating Serology

What do other lab professionals think about preheating COVID-19 serum samples prior to running serology IgG and IgM? All respondents so far have said that they don’t preheat for safety and instead rely solely on PPE. One respondent also added that labs should be careful about heat-inactivating specimens for use with EUA methods. An EUA is not a full FDA approval, and therefore it’s her understanding that modifications are not allowed without the testing site filing another, specific EUA.


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