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Antibody tests used to determine if people have been infected in the past with Covid-19 might be wrong up to half the time, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in new guidance posted on its website. Antibody tests, often called serologic tests, look for evidence of an immune response to infection. "Antibodies in some persons can be detected within the first week of illness onset," the CDC says. They are not accurate enough to use to make important policy decisions, the CDC said.
Therefore, its best to use tests with high specificity -- which are unlikely to throw up a lot of false positives -- and in populations where doctors suspect there are many cases," the CDC said.
"100% specificity highlights the accuracy of Ortho's antibody test. In this widespread health crisis, Ortho strongly believes that every test is a life and is proud to join with Quest in the fight against coronavirus."
Dr. Fauci angers media/democrats, stating another significant wave of Corona-Virus may NOT happen this Fall/Winter.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: whyamIhere
If something like that was going to make a person leave him, he was likely better off without her anyway. What did she think it was? Cooties? If she didn't get sick when he did, then she wasn't going to get it from antibodies.
originally posted by: whyamIhere
Two friends with false positives.
One freaked out and destroyed a bunch of property.
The other had been sick in February.
His whole life changed over a false positive.
His girlfriend even left him.