STAR protocols. 2022-12-16; 3.4: 101835.

A high-throughput SARS-CoV-2 pseudovirus multiplex neutralization assay

Sievers BL, Gelbart T, Tan GS

PMID: 36595901


Evaluating the neutralizing antibody titer following SARS-CoV-2 vaccination is essential in defining correlates of protection. We describe an assay that uses single-cycle vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) pseudoviruses linking a fluorophore with a spike (S) from a variant of concern (VOC). Using two fluorophores linked to two VOC S, respectively, allows us to determine the neutralization titer against two VOCs in a single run. This is a generalizable approach that saves time, samples, and run-to-run variability. For complete details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to Sievers et al. (2022)..