A ‘99% Accurate’ Antibody Test

What to know about the Abbott antibody test being rolled out in the EU and some parts of the United States

This week, the European Union approved an antibody test for Covid-19 that its manufacturer says is “99%” accurate. Produced by the global diagnostics company Abbott, the test received a “CE mark” signifying that it meets the EU’s safety standards. It’s also already being rolled out in some U.S. cities, after receiving Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.




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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.

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