SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Serology Testing in a 3-Month-Old Organ Donor: A Case Report and Review of Available Literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has become a highly prevalent infectious disease. Currently, organs are not being transplanted from donors who are SARS-CoV-2 positive. It remains unclear as to how to differentiate active from recovered patients. We report our recent experience of a 3-month-old deceased organ donor who died as the result of an anoxic brain injury after a cardiopulmonary arrest (presumed sudden infant death syndrome). The child was born to a mother presumed to have coronavirus disease 2019. The donor tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction and positive for SARS-CoV-2 immunoglobulin A antibodies. We suspect this is the first known report of its kind and noteworthy for the organ donation and transplantation community.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nelson, S; Curran, CC; Sutcliffe, DL; Rofaiel, G; Chang, Y-C; Easterling, L; Wood, RP

Published Date

  • October 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 2435 - 2437

PubMed ID

  • 34301402

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8249701

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-2623

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.transproceed.2021.06.028


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States