The rapid coronavirus test used by the White House may miss nearly half of positive cases, study finds

Abbott Labs test.
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The rapid coronavirus test used by the White House may not be providing staffers with accurate results, Bloomberg reports.

An unconfirmed study from New York University found that Abbott Laboratories' ID NOW test, whose arrival on the market was the source of great excitement thanks to its ability to deliver results within minutes, missed at least one-third of positive cases detected by rival test Cepheid GeneXpert.

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