RICHMOND, Va. — A researcher at Granger Genetics said the COVID-19-plagued Henrico nursing home was crucial in the lab’s work to develop an antibody blood test to determine if someone has had the coronavirus.
“While we can’t diagnose them right now with the antibody test, we would be able to see where the virus had been and have a better idea of how big the epidemic is,” Dr. Rebecca Caffrey told WTKR.
Caffrey has been spending most of her days in the diagnostic lab where to validate the accuracy of the test, a lot of samples are needed.
Dr. Rebecca Caffrey
“They don’t have any samples,” Caffrey said. “There was no government agency or private organization I could go to and get the blood