05.18.20

AMA Issues Guidance to Physicians on Using COVID-19 Antibody Tests

Source: FierceHealthcare

As new serology tests for COVID-19 rapidly come to the market, the American Medical Association (AMA) is cautioning physicians about using these tests to make healthcare decisions for individual patients, according to a FierceHealthcare report.

The AMA issued guidance this week to help physicians understand the potential uses and limitations of serological testing, also called antibody testing. COVID-19 antibody test results should not be used to determine individual immunity and public health decisions, such as discontinuation of physical distancing, the AMA said.

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