Antibody and Diagnostic Testing

Antibody Testing

The University of Arizona is a national leader in antibody testing, from test creation through statewide operationalization of a testing protocol for first responders and health care workers.

Arizona Health Care Worker and First Responder COVID-19 Antibody Testing Program

The University of Arizona is analyzing blood samples from hundreds of thousands of Arizonans statewide to determine who has developed antibodies against the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Inside an Antibody Testing Laboratory

The antibody test that was developed in a UArizona Health Sciences lab relies on a single-tube blood draw, which is the most reliable form of antibody testing.

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Antibody Testing Begins with Health Care Workers, First Responders

On April 30, UArizona and the state of Arizona began an effort to test all frontline health care workers and first responders for antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19.

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UArizona Partnership with State of Arizona Begins Providing COVID-19 Antibody Tests

UArizona is conducting antibody testing of health care workers throughout the state, and will expand to include broad UArizona community testing later this year.

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Diagnostic Testing

More than 60,000 students, staff and faculty at the University of Arizona will benefit from the widest breadth of the most comprehensive testing available, including antigen and viral DNA testing. Continuous random and targeted testing of campus can rapidly measure transmission rates and identify new infections.

UArizona Partners with Quidel Corporation to Offer 20-minute Antigen Test

The antigen test provides automated and objective results in 15 minutes, allowing for efficient testing of people suspected to have COVID-19.

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UArizona Genetics Core Validated for CDC PCR Testing

The UAGC underwent clinical validation and received an Emergency Use Authorization waiver from the FDA to become authorized to test patient samples.

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Health Sciences and BIO5 Teams Creating Thousands of COVID-19 Sample Collection Kits to Offset Statewide Shortage

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson and BIO5 scientists quickly responded so Arizona health care providers could increase COVID-19 testing capacity.

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COVID-19 Sample Collection Kits Made, Delivered to Hospital

The UArizona Health Sciences Biorepository delivered 1,000 kits to collect samples from patients to be tested for COVID-19 to Banner-University Medical Center Tucson in early April.

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UArizona Tracking Coronavirus Through Wastewater Across US

Researchers at the UArizona Water and Energy Sustainable Technology Center are testing wastewater to trace coronavirus prevalence in communities and help public health officials better prepare for the future.

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