The White House is still trying to figure a way of the false-positive results labyrinth.
Antibody testing had become a nightmare for both, health workers and patients.
Struggling with inaccurate antibody tests doesn’t only concern the government, but entrepreneurs like Michael Wohl, who directs a program at the University of Rochester’s business school.
He came up with an idea of double testing to eliminate any doubts of false results.
“I started doing the math of what can be done and figured out that we could do a second test,” said Wohl.
However, the double testing system will be more expensive, but according to him, it will be more accurate.
By getting more accurate results and detecting who had developed antibodies to COVID-19 for real, the entire society can move forward.
Wohl sent a PowerPoint presentation of his idea to New York’s governor office, and after getting positive feedback he was expecting the White House to embrace his concept.
By using two different tests for antibody detection, scientists can get results from two different regions of the virus.
This means that it would be easier to find out who was exposed to the virus and have developed antibodies.
However, detecting antibodies doesn’t mean detecting immunity.
Nevertheless, the double-checking of patients can help scientists deeply understand the widespread of coronavirus and control new outbreaks.