Research by UW Medicine and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation aims to discern prevalence of infection across Washington state.
The UW Medicine Virology Lab is now conducting clinical blood tests to check for past infections of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
The UW Medicine Virology lab will perform Abbott assays for a particular antibody people produce in fighting off COVID-19.
Alex Greninger and Keith Jerome answer journalists' questions at a March 4 news conference at UW Medicine's Virology Lab. The lab had gone live the day before with testing actual patient samples.
The UW Medicine Virology Lab went live with testing patient samples on Tuesday, March 3.
Inserted in the human genome thousands of years ago, the genes can produce viral proteins without activating the whole virus.
Visualizing how some patients overcame SARS or MERS could suggest possibilities to combat deadly coronaviruses.