Rapid Kovid test is cautious in asymmetric people


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One of the first states to receive rapid, low-cost coronovirus testing from the US government is warning against their use in asymptomatic people, a group that was expected to benefit the most from the technology.

Antigen test such as a Abbott Laboratories that seek telltale viral proteins may miss some infections that may have been picked up by expensive gold standard assays, and incorrectly produce positive results. Rapid tests are not recommended for people without exposure to a Kovid-19 patient, and those who undergo one should be informed of the limitations, the Louisiana Department of Health said The guidance was released last week.

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