UCI Santa Ana CARES Antibody Testing

With a mission to find out why Santa Ana has the highest COVID cases in Orange County, UC Irvine just launched an antibody study with free testing. … Researchers say this test is more specific and accurate than others. … Dr. Daniel Parker, UCI assistant professor of public health said, “There is clustering within households, as well as other demographic and social factors that are important, that are driving this.” With CARES Act funding and efforts to spread the word in this multilingual community about the survey, 8,000 tests will be collected. According to Dr. Parker, UCI serological tests tells people they have not had SARS-CoV-2 with nearly 100% accuracy and they have had it with 94% accuracy.