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Roche's COVID -19 antibody test 100% (post 14 day)

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Roche's COVID -19 antibody test 100% (post 14 day)
« on: May 10, 2020, 12:22:03 PM »
Roche's COVID-19 antibody test receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization and is available in markets accepting the CE mark

The serology test has a specificity greater than 99.8% and sensitivity of 100% (14 Days post-PCR confirmation). The high specificity of the test is crucial to determine reliably if a person has been exposed to the virus and if the patient has developed antibodies. Roche will provide high double-digit millions of tests already in May… (Roche)


there are many antibody tests out there giving cause for alarm at present with false positives -- perhaps allowing individuals to think they have had the virus and are thus immune, when in effect they are not.

see also this from Roche CEO https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/22/roche-ceo-calls-some-covid-19-antibody-tests-a-disaster-and-questions-makers-ethics.html

this Roche test certainly seems good but note the 14 day post-CPR
« Last Edit: May 17, 2020, 12:00:31 PM by stog »

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