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Testing to see who has antibodies to the coronavirus has begun in New Mexico, but questions remain about how to use the results and what they actually mean.
“This keeps me up at night a little bit,” said Dr. David Grenache, chief scientific officer for TriCore Reference Laboratories.
State and health officials said last week that antibody tests would soon be available. The test detects whether a person’s blood contains coronavirus antibodies – proteins the body makes in response to the virus. A positive result would indicate the person has already been exposed to the virus.