UC Irvine researchers to conduct antibody testing for Orange County

A new antibody test that researchers say may be the most comprehensive in California is coming to Orange County. Researchers from UC Irvine plan to examine the blood of 5,000 people for antibodies to the coronavirus. … “What we’ve seen so far is that low-income and minority communities are experiencing the most severe symptoms and death rates,” Bernadette Boden-Albala, director of UCI’s Program in Public Health, said in a statement. “It’s tragic, and we have to know why this is happening and what we can do to prevent it. By partnering across Orange County, from Irvine and Newport Beach to Santa Ana and Anaheim, we can do this.”