Newborn dried blood spots for serologic surveys of COVID-19

Liu, F. et al. (2020) Newborn dried blood spots for serologic surveys of COVID-19. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 39(12), e454-e456. (doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002918) (PMID:33105339) (PMCID:PMC7654948)

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There is an urgent need for inexpensive, population-wide surveillance testing for COVID-19. We tested newborn dried blood spot (DBS) anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies for all infants born at Yale from March to May 2020, and found that newborn DBS serologies reflect maternal and population-wide infection rates during the study period. This suggests a role for DBS in COVID-19 surveillance in areas where viral testing is limited.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:COVID-19, dried blood spot, serosurvey.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Meir Ben Efraim, Dr Amit
Authors: Liu, F., Nguyen, M., Vijayakumar, P., Kaplan, A., Meir, A., Dai, Y., Wang, E., Walsh, H., Ring, A. M., Omer, S. B., and Farhadian, S. F.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Infection & Immunity > Centre for Virus Research
Journal Name:Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Publisher:Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
ISSN (Online):1532-0987
Published Online:22 October 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 39(12): e454-e456
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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