This is HUGE news from with a COVID-19 antigen test requiring no lab equipment! HOWEVER: 1. Can *only* be done by CLIA labs 2. Can *only* be done from symptomatic individuals 3. Requires a healthcare provider
1/ Still learning about new Abbott rapid test but a few immediate impressions from what's circulating - high sensitivity & specificity - can be used - like device-based rapid tests already with FDA authorization (BD, Quidel) - at workplaces, schools etc.
This is pretty big (and good) news. They are promising ~50 million~ tests a month by early Oct. For comparison, the country has run roughly 75 million tests *total* so far.
BREAKING: Abbott launches a $5 Covid-19 test with a 15 min turnaround. The test doesn't require lab equipment.
Here finally comes a cheap rapid antigen test that's good enough for #COVID19 screening $5/test 15 min for result at point of care 97.1% sensitivity 98.5% specificity 50 million tests a month No need for special equipment Mobile app as digital health pass
The FDA has issued an EUA for a 15-minute antigen test that can be administered outside a lab! And the production numbers they’re quoting are in the tens of millions!
Abbott's Fast, $5, 15-Minute, Easy-to-Use COVID-19 Antigen Test Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization; Mobile App Displays Test Results to Help Our Return to Daily Life; Ramping Production to 50 Million Tests a Month
$5, 15-Minute, easy-to-use #COVID19 antigen test has FDA Emergency Use Authorization. If this works, this could be extremely useful re: safe return to school/work. h/t - many
.⁦⁩ #covid19 test is $5, 15-Minute, Easy-to-Use and now with ⁦⁩ Emergency Use Authorization; Mobile App Displays; Ramping Production to 50 Million. Test seems with enough sensitivity & specificity ⁦
Abbott's Fast, $5, 15-Minute, Easy-to-Use #COVID19 Antigen Test Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization; Mobile App Displays Test Results to Help Our Return to Daily Life; Ramping Production to 50 Million Tests a Month