FDA confirms Abbott Labs and Roche antibody tests highly accurate; it’s time to quickly ramp up antibody testing in Illinois

With New FDA Action, Gov. Pritzker and Dr. Ezike Have No Excuse for Further Stonewalling Antibody Testing
by Mark Glennon
May 9, 2020

…The Food and Drug Administration last week published results from the first batch of COVID-19 antibody diagnostics to have their accuracy independently evaluated by federal laboratories…Tests made by Abbott Laboratories and Roche scored particularly well and are highly likely to give accurate results, according to the evaluation.”…Pritzker last week finally started saying what we’ve long said, which is that daily new case numbers mean little. That’s because, as Pritzker said, new cases are “really a function of how many tests we do.” Testing has exploded, now reaching as much as 17,000 per day in Illinois. More tests mean more reported cases. READ MORE

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