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World leaders say they have so far failed to identify a single coronavirus antibody test which is accurate enough for use

The search for a coronavirus antibody test which could allow the worldwide coronavirus lockdown to end has failed to identify any that work.
A medical worker performs a mouth swab on a patient to test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a new tent extension of Danish National Hospital Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark (file photo).

Iceland is allowing everyone in the country to be tested for the coronavirus. The government says it spent years perfecting its approach.

Iceland, an island country home to about 364,000 people, has taken a different approach to the coronavirus than many other countries.

Medical experts are reportedly worried that close to 33% of people who should test positive for the coronavirus are not and don’t realize they&#...

Doctors told the Wall Street Journal that tests are being developed so rapidly that the margin of error can vary widely.
A lab technician works on an antibody test for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus at the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, South Korea in an attempt to learn more about the COVID-19 virus, March 11, 2020.

A quick finger-prick blood test can determine whether you’ve ever had the coronavirus. It could soon become widely available.

A quick blood test could help you figure out whether you've developed antibodies for the new coronavirus — which means you had it.
Abbott has received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for the detection of novel coronavirus.

Abbott surges 11% after FDA approval of 5-minute coronavirus test

"Testing remains a crucial step in controlling the novel COVID-19 pandemic," the company said in a press release.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens as President Donald Trump answers questions during the coronavirus task force daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, March 25, 2020.

Fauci says that lifting lockdowns is ‘a matter of weeks’ and depends on the availability of 15-minute coronavirus testing

"If we need to push the date forward, we will push the date forward," Dr. Anthony Fauci said on CNN Sunday.
Abbott has received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for the detection of novel coronavirus.

The FDA has approved emergency use of a new coronavirus test that delivers positive results in 5 minutes and negative results in 13

Abbott Laboratories will produce 50,000 of its ID NOW COVID-19 tests per day beginning next week to send to areas hard-hit by the coronavirus.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing kits in New Rochelle, New York, on March 17, 2020.

New antibody tests can detect whether people have had the coronavirus after they recover, but scientists still aren’t sure whether people can ge...

People who've had COVID-19 likely develop immunity, but it's not clear how long it lasts or whether it weakens over time.
Medical professionals in the coronavirus testing tent at Somerville Hospital in Massachusetts on March 18, 2020.

More than a dozen researchers predicted how the US’s coronavirus outbreak will end. They estimated nearly 200,000 people could die by the end of...

Researchers estimated that the coronavirus could kill 195,000 Americans by the end of the year, but other models predicted more than 1 million deaths.
A Spanish soldier stands next to beds set up at a temporary hospital for vulnerable people at the Fira Barcelona Montjuic centre in Barcelona on March 25, 2020.

Spain, Europe’s worst-hit country after Italy, says coronavirus tests it bought from China are failing to detect positive cases

Spanish researchers found that the tests could identify cases only 30% of the time. Testing delays could hamper Spain's efforts to slow the virus.