U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting on early data that suggests potential inaccurate results from using the Abbott ID NOW point-of-care test to diagnose COVID-19.
Specifically, the test may return false negative results.
“This test can still be used and can correctly identify many positive cases in minutes. Negative results may need to be confirmed with a high-sensitivity authorized molecular test”
This is the test used for the folks in the White House (and elsewhere of course).