CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Annals of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713709
Review Article

Current Avenues for COVID-19 Serology

Saumya Srivastava
1  Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
,
Vidhi Jain
1  Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
,
Vijaya Lakshmi Nag
1  Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
,
Sanjeev Misra
2  Department of Surgical Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
,
Kuldeep Singh
3  Department of Paediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
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Abstract

Development of rapid, reliable, and easy diagnostic tests with high-throughput is the need of the hour for laboratories combating the COVID-19 pandemic. While real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) is the gold standard for diagnosing active infections, it is expensive and time-consuming. Serological diagnostic assays with a premise to aid rapid contact tracing, immune status determination, and identification of potential convalescent plasma donors hold great promise. Timely diagnosis, effective treatment, and future prevention are key to management of COVID-19.



Publication History

Publication Date:
12 July 2020 (online)

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