FDA approves new COVID-19 antibody test

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(WFLA/CNN Newsource) – A new COVID-19 antibody test is the first to receive independent validation from the federal government.

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the test, which is made by New Jersey-based Euroimmun.


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It can tell if people have been inflected with the virus and recovered from it.

The FDA, CDC and the National Institute of Health evaluated the effectiveness of the tests.

Other tests are currently available, but public health officials said they are not accurate.

Many experts believe accurate anti-body testing is key to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

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