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COVID-19 CRISIS: Molecular and Serological Testing with Dr. Eldad Hod

April 6, 2020

In addition to the doctors and nurses on the frontlines, the unsung heroes during this COVID-19 pandemic are also those pathology personnel who are developing, validating and then bringing up to scale a method of COVID-19 diagnostics that previously never existed. In a process that usually takes months to years is now taking days and weeks because of their dedication and working 24/7.

In this episode, Dr. Lieberman speaks with Dr. Eldad Hod, Medical Director of Columbia University Medical Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine and Columbia’s COVID-19 Clinical Laboratory. Dr. Hod is leading the efforts to implement serological testing to identify patients who have recovered from this disease and who may qualify as convalescent plasma donors.