SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Over the past few months, antibody tests flooded the market promising to answer the nagging question: could you be immune and protected from COVID-19? By now, you’ve likely heard some of those tests can be inaccurate, so is it still worth getting one? After getting sick in mid-March, investigative producer Michele Youngerman from CBS Chicago decided to get not one, but three COVID-19 antibody tests to see if she actually had the virus, and put the tests to the test. Of the 250 antibody tests on the market, a little over 20 had been given temporary approval by the FDA. Michelle tested three of them and got three different results two months after she was sick. The first was a blood test that came back positive for antibodies from an older COVID-19 infection. She then tried a rapid finger prick test which came back positive for antibodies from a recent infection. A second blood test was negative for all antibodies. So, did she have COVID-19? Infectious disease expert Dr. Phillip Norris says, while there are certainly concerns about test accuracy, even accurate tests may not accurately predict if you actually had coronavirus or if you may now… Read full this story
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