Rapid COVID-19 tests are worse at detecting Omicron, FDA says, citing new lab data

Marianne Guenot Dec 29, 2021, 3:09 AM

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A woman gets a COVID-19 swab test at the Utah County Health Department in Salt Lake City on November 20, 2020. 
  • The FDA said rapid antigen tests appeared less sensitive against Omicron, citing early lab studies.
  • Rapid tests are generally less accurate than PCR tests.
  • Experts previously told Insider rapid tests were still helpful if used properly.


About michael burgwin

A child of the peace and antiWar movements, a Truther with self-diagnosed Opposition Defiance Disorder, formerly politically liberal tho now politically marooned, and Post-Doomer, on any issue, I trend to the conspiracy side, sort through the absurd, fantastical and insane, until I find firm ground usually located just the other side of the censorship firewall of propaganda and orthodoxy, dogma, and other either / or thinking.
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