Study Finds Fast Test May Miss Cases
AN NYU STUDY HAS FOUND THAT ABBOTT'S FAST COVID-19 TEST MAY MISS TOO MANY CASES
(CNN) – A new study has found the COVID-19 tests being used by the White House frequently misses cases of the virus.
The White House uses the ABBOTT ID now test, which can show result in just 13 minutes.
But New York University researchers found the test to be “unacceptable” for use with patients.
They looked at nasal swabs from 101 patients who came in for testing.
Another diagnostic test found that 31 of them had COVID-19. Of those positive swabs, 48% were negative with the ABBOTT test.
This research has not been reviewed by outside scientists or published in a medical journal.
ABBOTT has disputed the findings, saying it is inconsistent with other studies.
The Food and Drug Administration, which authorized test in March is investigating.