Rapid diagnostic testing for COVID-19 antibodies is more accurate in plasma
View our pre-print publication here!
We compared the positive percentage agreement (PPA) and negative percentage agreement of a COVID-19 IgG/IgM test with whole blood and separated plasma from H.E.R.M.E.S against PCR
Increase in Positive Percentage Agreement with PCR
in whole blood
in H.E.R.M.E.S plasma
Additional increased sensitivity in early infections detected by PCR*
*16 samples from patient who first tested positive for COIVD-19 within 14 days of sample collection