Clinical Utility of Diagnostic and Serological COVID-19 Testing


Pharmacists play an important role in responding to COVID-19 and increasing access to urgently needed testing. As pharmacists navigate COVID-19, it is important to understand what tests are available, when they are used, and how to interpret the results. This program will discuss the clinical utility of both molecular diagnostic and serological diagnostic testing for COVID-19. Topics that will be discussed include accuracy and interpretation, conferred immunity, the use of immune passports, the need for quantitative antibody tests, and the role of seroprevalence studies.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the differences between diagnostic and serological testing
  • Identify the role of immunity in COVID-19 infections
  • Determine the value and limitations of immune passports
  • Explain the need for seroprevalence studies moving forward


  • Naomi Florea , PharmD, Cofounder and Chief Pharmacy Officer, Choice Care Concierge Medicine

Continuing Pharmacy Education

The California Pharmacists Association (#0113) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completing an evaluation form, participants will be awarded 0.5 hours (0.05 CEUs) of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit. A statement of credit will not be issued. Participants may log onto the CPE monitor website using their individual log in to download their statement of credit. Please allow 4 weeks for processing of CPE credits to the CPE monitor. UAN: 0113-0000-20-107-L04-P; 0113-0000-20-107-L04-T; 0113-0000-20-107-H04-P; 0113-0000-20-107-H04-T

Activity Type:  Knowledge-based
Target Audience:  Pharmacists and Technicians in all practice settings
Release Date: 5/12/2020
Expiration Date: 5/12/2023

Registration Fees**
CPhA Member $25
Non-Member $40

After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to participate in the webinar.

***No cancellations or refunds will be issued once user login information has been sent. Unfortunately, due to the online format of this program we are unable to offer exceptions to this policy. It’s recommend that each registrant review the course content prior to submitting payment to ensure the content meets individual educational needs. User has 30 days to complete the on-demand program from registration. If you have questions regarding course content or cancellation policy, please contact CPhA at (916) 779-4518.

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