FDA gives approval to Roche coronavirus antibody test that claims 100% accuracy

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      The Food and Drug Administration gave emergency approval to a coronavirus antibody test that has 100% accuracy, according to its Swiss manufacturer.

      According to drugmaker Roche, their antibody test has an incredible success rate when determining whether or not someone has been infected with coronavirus. The test was 100% accurate in finding antibodies (evidence of a past infection) and 99.8% accurate in determining the lack of such antibodies.

      The company said the test draws blood intravenously, which is more accurate than other methods of drawing blood.

      “If you take blood from a finger prick, you will never be able to achieve the same level of specificity that you will achieve … when you take blood from the vein,” Thomas Schinecker, the company’s head of diagnostics, said.

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      from Forbes:

      Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Sunday it expects to be able to produce “significantly more” than 100 million of its new antibody tests monthly by the end of 2020, doubling its current production.

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