FDA Cautions About Accuracy Of Widely Used Abbott Coronavirus Test

FDA Cautions About Accuracy Of Widely Used Abbott Coronavirus Test (npr.org)

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The Food and Drug Administration is cautioning the public about the reliability of a widely used rapid test for the coronavirus. The test, made by Abbott Laboratories, has been linked with inaccurate results that could falsely reassure patients that they are not infected with the virus.

As first reported on NPR, as many as 15 to 20 out of every 100 tests may produce falsely negative results. A study released this week indicated that the test could be missing as many as 48% of infections.

Submitted by mo2 on Thu, 05/14/2020 - 21:58