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Year of Publication


Degree Name

Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS)

Document Type

Master's Thesis




Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

First Advisor

Dr. Jerold Woodward


During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the need for highly-specific, wide-spread, and rapid serological testing surged. In this study, we showed very strong positive correlation between venous blood collection and Mitra home sampling kits for the detection of anti- spike IgGs using an in-house ELISA protocol (based on a protocol from Mt. Sinai). This study demonstrates the utility of using at-home, patient-centric testing to enhance the sero-surveillance methods currently in place for viral tracking and monitoring.

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Funding Information

Funding for this project was provided by a Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) pilot grant awarded to Dr. Jerold Woodward in 2021.