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Quidel diagnostic gives quick COVID19 results but it’s less than perfect

Filed in COVID-19, COVID-19 Science 5/13/20 at 7:12 pm     615     MedPage Today

The FDA gave emergency use authorization (EUA) late Friday to the first SARS-CoV-2 antigen test, which provides results indicating active infection in 15 minutes. It’s less sensitive than the current PCR-based molecular tests, however, and comes with important limits on its use.

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