Received: 16 November 2020
Accepted: 31 January 2021
First Online: 2 March 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: IRB approval was obtained from Stony Brook University’s IRB (IRB2020-00185), and all subjects provided written informed consent.
: Not applicable
: This investigator-initiated study was sponsored and funded by the Department of Anesthesiology, Stony Brook University. BCF is supported by US Veterans Affairs Merit Review Award 5I01 BX003741 and NIAID R01 AI127704. The contents of this review do not represent the views of VA or the US Government. Chembio Diagnostics Inc. (Chembio) was not involved in the analysis or interpretation of the data, drafting, or revisions of the manuscript. Under a Material Transfer Agreement, Stony Brook provided blood/plasma samples to Chembio for their validation in exchange for the donation of test kits and portable readers (no monies were exchanged). None of the investigators/co-authors are advisors or consultants to Chembio, have an equity interest in Chembio, or have received any financial compensation from Chembio.