The Two Coronavirus Tests You Need to Know About

Understanding the key differences between diagnostic and antibody tests

In the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, much of the conversation focused on diagnostic testing, a crucial tool for identifying people who could transmit the disease. Diagnostic testing is still an enormous priority now, but more recently, a second type of testing has emerged on the scene: antibody testing, a very different tool that provides different information. It can be confusing to keep track of the two, so here’s a…

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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.