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Abbott’s rapid coronavirus test misses nearly 50% of positive cases: NYU study

Abbott’s rapid coronavirus test misses nearly 50% of positive cases: NYU study

A rapid coronavirus diagnostic test by Abbott touted by Trump and used to test White House officials, may miss nearly half of all positive infections, according to a pre-published study from NYU. The researchers found that the test produced false negatives about a 3rd of the time when virus sample taken using a nasal swab was transported in liquid solution and 48% of the time when the swab was dry

Fin 5 months

Not suprized since these are same clowns that fast sold fda on use of azt poison for hiv treatment

Idiot Prole
Idiot Prole 5 months

So we have one study which is not published and not peer reviewed and could have been done by someone like me, who is crap at research. Questions need to be asked of both sides to this - Abbott and the researchers. In the mean time, sensitivity and specificity vary to different degrees with every test you do. Which is why you treat the patient, not the result. Most of the time, if a test is suspected to be dodgy, we will run two or even three. It's not unusual for us to say we need three clear swabs in a row for some diseases before we will declare the patient clear, because we know the limitations of the test. It's not unusual for us to do a test, suspect it is wrong and request another test which measures the same thing a different way. Another thing to consider here is whether the test was being performed correctly by the end user. It's not unheard of for a company to not get certain, critical steps in the use of a product over to the end user, leading to things like this. Every test should be taken in context of the patient and the characteristics of that particular test / method.

Janitor Jez
Janitor Jez 5 months

That means Trumpy could have it, be asymptomatic and be spreading it around because he doesn't want a mask to smudge his orange concealer. Tragic.

A 5 months

Just because the study was done at NYU doesn't make it accurate. I'm not dismissing the claim it just needs to be looked into more and peer reviewed.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 5 months

America has the "best" tests in the history of tests! 40% reliable.

Jon 5 months

"Best tests"

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