How Accurate Are the Coronavirus Diagnostic and Antibody Tests?

How Accurate Are the Coronavirus Diagnostic and Antibody Tests?

Getty Images Experts say the current diagnostic tests for the new coronavirus are highly accurate while antibody tests are not as trustworthy. Two tests that diagnose an infection Diagnostic tests detect active infections. Antibody tests are not diagnostic tests. “Because of this, antibody tests should not be used to diagnose an active coronavirus infection.” Antibody tests also aren’t terribly useful. “Antibody tests show the most promise if the way the human body controls the coronavirus is with an antibody response,” Wojewoda added.

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