HHS: Antigen COVID-19 False Positives Do Not Exceed Expectations, Depend on Population Spread

The rate of false positive results from point-of-care COVID-19 testing units sent to nursing homes has not been higher than anticipated, a top federal official in charge of the program asserted Friday. “The last thing you said is wrong, that it was in excess of expectation,” Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) assistant health […]

Point-of-Care COVID Test Manufacturer BD Investigating False Positives in Nursing Homes: Report

Becton Dickinson, which manufactures one of two point-of-care COVID-19 testing models that the federal government has sent directly to nursing homes, is investigating claims of false positives in the long-term care setting, the Wall Street Journal reported this week. The American Health Care Association, which represents more than 14,000 primarily for-profit nursing facilities across the […]

HHS Will Send 750K Abbott Point-of-Care Tests to Nursing Homes Next Week

The federal government will release approximately 750,000 point-of-care COVID-19 tests from manufacturer Abbott to nursing homes next week in a separate, parallel initiative that builds on a previously announced push to bring coronavirus tests directly to facilities’ doors. Initially positioned as a way to ramp up testing in schools, a Department of Health and Human […]