University of Arizona expands free antibody testing and research

By: | July 23, 2020

Preliminary data shows hardly anyone has immunity against COVID-19, but the University of Arizona is hoping to expand both testing and research on the subject.

UA is expanding its free statewide COVID-19 antibody tests for high risk essential workers and will use $7.7 million in federal money to study antibody testing results, officials announced at Valleywise Health Medical Center, which is one of the antibody testing sites.

It’s still unclear how long immunity against COVID-19 lasts once antibodies are detected, and UA researchers are hoping to find more answers in their yearlong study funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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