The Wild Wild West of COVID-19 Testing Products: Are Shoddy Antibody Testing Products Getting Past FDA?

The Wild Wild West of COVID-19 Testing Products Are Shoddy Antibody Testing Products getting Past FDA

The present White House loosened up regulatory guidance to make it easier for companies to flood the market with subpar COVID-19 tests, reports the CEO of the Association of Public Health Laboratories. Scott Becker reports, “It’s like the wild, wild, West out there—or wild East,” a reference to the fact that many of the testing products are produced in China.  As the ability to undertake antibody tests for COVID-19 becomes ever more important, some have growing concern about the quality of testing products coming on the market.

TrialSite News offers a breakdown of this situation involving allegations that many shoddy antibody tests are in fact flooding the market.

What is the Association of Public Health Laboratories?

The Association of Public Health Laboratories are an association that represents 125 state, county, and municipal public health labs in the United States.

What is association’s interest with COVID-19 antibody testing?

The association’s labs, along with private ones, reports CNN’s Elizabeth Cohen, seek to test people to determine if they have developed the antibodies to SARS-CoV-2. If affirmative, then that indicates that they have recovered from t...

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