Ethics approval and consent to participate
Patient data were anonymized for analysis and the study was approved by the ethical committee of hospitals Senhora da Oliveira Hospital (25/2020). An explanation of the project was provided to those individuals and participants signed an informed consent form. The informed consent was prepared according to the Declaration of Helsinki principles, the Oviedo Convention and the General Data Protection Regulation–Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
Consent for publication
The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
This work has been funded by the project NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-072555, supported by Norte Portugal Regional Operational Programme (NORTE 2020), under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) by Portugal National funds, through the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) - project UIDB/50026/2020 and UIDP/50026/2020 and by Italian National Funding for Centers of Excellence (Science Department, Roma Tre University—MIUR, Articolo 1, Commi 314–337 Legge 232/2016).
(I) GA, SI and ISERC Team designed and supervised the project; (II) VG performed the experiments; (III) GA, SI, VG and ISERC Team analyzed and interpreted data; (IV) ISERC Team collected specimen and clinical data; (V) Manuscript writing: all authors; (VI) All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Availability of data and material
The dataset supporting the conclusions of this article is included within the article as additional file.
#ISERC-Team (ICVS Serology Research on Covid19)
Ana Reisc, André Mirandaa,b, Carolina Martinsc, Cláudia Serre-Mirandaa,b, Claudia Nobregaa,b, Carolina S. Silvaa,b, Helena Sarmentoc , Jorge Cottera,b,c, João Canto-Gomesa,b, Joana Palhaa,b, Pedro Peixotoa,b, Palmira Barreira-Silvaa,b, João Carlos Sousaa,b, Margarida Correia-Nevesa,b, Mariana Formigoc, Neide Vieiraa,b, Pedro G. Cunhaa,b,c, Susana Roquea,b
a) Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
b) ICVS/3B’s-PT Government Associate Laboratory, Braga/Guimarães, Portugal
c) Centre for the Research and Treatment of Arterial Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk, Internal Medicine Department, Senhora da Hora Hospital, Guimarães, Portugal