New antibody test for coronavirus workers sent to Washington, Florida, California


A top New York City hospital sent potentially breakthrough testing material to medical facilities in Florida, California and Washington state this week to determine which health care workers on the front lines of the pandemic have developed a level of immunity to the coronavirus. The antibody test, developed by the Krammer Lab at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, could help hospitals in the nation’s hardest hit areas identify whether first responders have already recovered from exposure to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.