MAT Resources

Antibody testing guidelines for healthcare providers

Providers should consider COVID-19 antibody testing for patients in certain circumstances, such as for patients with acute respiratory tract disease as a complement to NAAT, especially in patients in whom COVID-19 disease is suspected and NAAT results are negative,...

COVID-19 Antibody testing guidelines for the public

Advertisements and news stories about blood antibody tests to detect past COVID-19 infection are becoming more common. Blood antibody tests for COVID-19 are different than the tests done with nose or throat swabs. Swab tests can help determine who is at risk for...

COVID-19 Antibody testing overview

Presently, the MAT only recommends serologic COVID-19 antibody testing in the following settings: 1) subset of acutely ill patients; 2) focused epidemiologic surveillance during the ongoing outbreak and post-outbreak in vulnerable populations; 3) general epidemiologic...