Antibody Tests: What You Should Know

The New York Times reports on a group of scientists assessing the accuracy of the antibody tests themselves

Coronavirus Blog Team
Medium Coronavirus Blog
1 min readApr 25, 2020

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Can you trust the antibody tests? The New York Times reports on the debate over whether early antibody test results are accurate. In an effort to provide more insight, some researchers are taking it upon themselves to assess the tests.

For the past few weeks, more than 50 scientists have been working diligently to do something that the Food and Drug Administration mostly has not: Verifying that 14 coronavirus antibody tests now on the market actually deliver accurate results.

These tests are crucial to reopening the economy, but public health experts have raised urgent concerns about their quality. The new research, completed just days ago and posted online Friday, confirmed some of those fears: Of the 14 tests, only three delivered consistently reliable results. Even the best had some flaws.

Read the full story below.

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