Thursday, May 14, 2020
The Abbott Laboratories coronavirus test hailed by President Trump and used by the White House failed to detect infected samples in a large number of cases that were caught by a rival company, a preliminary study says. The speedy Abbott test, which is supposed to determine in five to 13 minutes whether a person has the virus, missed a third of the positive samples found by the diagnostic company Cepheid when both tests used nasopharyngeal swabs, said the study done by a group from New York University.
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