Interferon-gamma release assay for accurate detection of SARS-CoV-2 T cell response

Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Oct 9:ciaa1537. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1537. Online ahead of print.


We investigated feasibility and accuracy of an interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) for detection of T cell responses to SARS-CoV-2. Whole blood IGRA accurately distinguished between convalescents and uninfected healthy blood donors with a predominantly CD4+ T cell response. SARS-CoV-2 IGRA may serve as a useful diagnostic tool in managing the COVID-19 pandemic.

PMID:33035306 | DOI:10.1093/cid/ciaa1537