BD Launches 15-minute Coronavirus Antigen Test, Promises Millions in Coming Months

Source: FierceBiotech

The FDA granted an emergency authorization to a portable coronavirus antigen test developed by BD, similar to a rapid flu test, designed to allow hospitals, doctors’ offices, urgent care centers, and retail pharmacies to examine a person showing symptoms in about 15 minutes, according to a FierceBiotech report.

At the same time, the agency alerted healthcare providers of potential false-positive results from a separate BD laboratory diagnostic for COVID-19, which previously received an FDA green light in April.

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