• FDA Says Covid-19 Antigen Tests May Be Less Sensitive To Omicron Variant, but They're Still and Import Tool

    4 days ago - By NIBIB / NIH

    FDA Says Covid-19 Antigen Tests May Be Less Sensitive To Omicron Variant, but They're Still and Import Tool
    NIBIB in the News coneyjohnsons
    Wed, 01/12/2022 - 13:45
    The US FDA said Tuesday that quick antigen tests people take at home may be less sensitive to picking up the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, but health officials say they're still a useful tool.
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  • Why antigen tests may still work well for Omicron, despite "reduced sensitivity" in lab studies

    4 days ago - By NIBIB / NIH

    Why antigen tests may still work well for Omicron, despite "reduced sensitivity" in lab studies
    NIBIB in the News coneyjohnsons
    Wed, 01/12/2022 - 14:07
    Early research backed by the National Institutes of Health on several popular rapid COVID-19 antigen tests suggest the kits will still work to detect cases of the Omicron variant despite a "reduced sensitivity" seen in early lab studies with some brands, federal health officials said Wednesday.
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