• FDA authorizes new test, built with machine learning, to detect past Covid-19 infections

    1 month ago - By STAT

    The Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued an emergency authorization for a new test to detect Covid-19 infections - one that stands apart from the hundreds already authorized.
    Unlike tests that detect bits of SARS-CoV-2 or antibodies to it, the new test, called T-Detect COVID , looks for signals of past infections in the body's adaptive immune system - in particular, the T cells that help the body remember what its viral enemies look like. Developed by Seattle-based Adaptive Biotechnologies, it is the first test of its kind.
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