UArizona Partnership With State of Arizona Begins Providing COVID-19 Antibody Tests

UArizona Health Sciences

The University of Arizona will soon begin analyzing blood samples from hundreds of thousands of Arizonans to determine who has been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 and developed antibodies against it. The first phase of testing will begin April 30 in Pima County and will include 3,000 health care workers and first responders. UArizona Health Sciences & BIO5 researchers Dr. Deepta Bhattacharya, associate professor in the College of Medicine – Tucson's Department of Immunobiology, and Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich, chair of the Department of Immunobiology worked on the COVID-19 antibody tests.