Health officer says state is working on developing antibody testing

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – As other states begin to roll out antibody testing, you may be wondering what this will look like in West Virginia.

State health officer Dr. Cathy Slemp says it is actively being developed at the state level. What antibody tests do is show if people are protected from the virus. 

“That will be a really critical piece down the road and will be really important over the summer, I believe, to really understand who has already had this disease and who is protected from it moving forward.”

Right now, there is not a rollout date in place. 

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Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.