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CDC Clarifies COVID-19 Antibody Testing Specificity

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During the current COVID-19 pandemic, maximizing lab test specificity is significant, says the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in its 'Interim Guidelines for COVID-19 Antibody Testing.'
On May 23, 2020, the CDC said 'positive predictive value in a serologic algorithm is preferred in most instances since the overall prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies is likely low in most states, except New York.