New study ranks performance of available COVID-19 antibody t
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A peer-reviewed study by researchers at NSF International and Novateur Ventures found significant variability in the accuracy of currently available covid-19 antibody tests.

Published independent performance data of five chemiluminescence immunoassays, 15 enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, and 42 rapid diagnostic tests that are currently on the market were reviewed to understand their limits and potential.

The findings showed significant variability in the accuracy of marketed tests and highlighted several lab-based and point-of-care rapid diagnostic tests with high-performance levels in detecting SARS-CoV-2 specific antibodies.

The findings of this review highlight the need for ongoing independent evaluations of commercialized covid-19 diagnostic tests.

The study identified 13 top-performing covid-19 antibody tests based on independent evaluations of their sensitivity (ability to correctly identify those with the disease) and specificity (ability to correctly identify those without the disease) data (>95% accuracy).

Antibody tests can complement molecular-based tests in providing a more accurate estimate of SARS-CoV-2 incidence and potentially detect individuals with immunity against the disease as these tests detect markers of the immune response.

Source: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/07/15/2062796/0/en/New-Study-Ranks-Performance-of-Currently-Available-COVID-19-Antibody-Tests.html
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