J Clin Microbiol. 2020 Aug 25:JCM.02179-20. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02179-20. Online ahead of print.
Serologic methods are an important part of a clinical laboratory's portfolio of Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) tests and are essential to the broader response to coronavirus infectious disease 2019 (COVID-19) including epidemiological studies and vaccine development. There are currently a number of commercial SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests with Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, H. E. Prince et al. (J Clin Microbiol 58:e01742-20, https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01742-20) report the results of their evaluation of the agreement of 4 high throughput EUA tests for SARS-CoV-2 IgG: Abbott Architect, Diasorin Liaison, Euroimmun, and Ortho VITROS. They showed excellent agreement between the tests, and rare false-positive reactivity for all tests.