FDA authorizes new coronavirus antibody tests

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The FDA is authorizing three new Coronavirus antibody tests.

These tests can indicate if someone is immune to re-infection.

This will bring the current total number of FDA authorized COVID-19 antibody tests to seven.

This kind of FDA authorization carries a lower regulatory standard because it is under Emergency use standards.

That means while the benefits outweigh any risks, the tests do carry the risk of false positives and negatives.

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