Atlanta, GA — The CDC is reporting that COVID-19 antibody tests are wrong up to half of the time. The agency made the revelation on its website saying the results from those tests should not be used to determine if a person can go back to work or to be allowed in a group setting.
#Covid_19 Antibody tests are no better than flipping a coin. We need to understand these results before we do more serologic testing. @CNN @maggiemfox https://t.co/gEuacCEga5
— David J. Shulkin, MD (@DavidShulkin) May 27, 2020
The CDC is also urging medical professionals to use the most error-free test that is available to them and added it might be necessary to test patients twice. Where to get an antibody test locally here.