Professor Hsu appeared on CNN Tonight April 29 to explain the results of his work on COVID-19 antibody test validation with the Covid Testing Project.
Professor Dan Fletcher’s lab is partnering with researchers at the Gladstone Institutes to develop a fast, inexpensive field test for COVID-19 that uses mobile phone technology and RNA analysis.
Prof. Hsu is one of the leaders of a round-the-clock effort to validate the accuracy of 14 of the many COVID-19 antibody test kits now on the market. Although the results are promising, they are also complex and show much room for improvement, especially in the area of false positives. The team will continue to validate the increasing variety of tests to inform medical testing procedures. Their pre-publish results are