FDA warns of potential for false positives in coronavirus antigen tests

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To fight false positives, the FDA suggests routine follow-up testing with molecular tests. Incorrect storage of test elements can impact test efficiency, the FDA specified.

Check out the FDAs complete alert here.

The firm stated it understands reports of false favorable results connected with antigen tests utilized in nursing homes and other settings and is keeping track of reports about device security and efficiency..

Maia Anderson –
Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

The FDA also stated that reading test outcomes at the incorrect time can result in incorrect positives or negatives. Inadequate cleansing of the work space or improper usage of personal protective equipment can also cause cross-contamination, which might lead to false positives, the agency said..

The FDA signaled labs Nov. 3 of the possibility of incorrect positives with COVID-19 antigen tests..