New Abbott antibody test wins CE Mark in Europe

Via Mass Device

“Reports in the United Kingdom say that a 99% accurate COVID-19 antibody test produced by Abbott (NYSE:ABT) won CE Mark approval for use across Europe.”

“The Abbott Park, Ill.-based company, which has a base in Maidenhead, England, expects to have shipped millions of its lab-based tests across Europe by the end of May, according to a report in The Independent.

“Abbott’s test identifies the IgG protein in bodies that are infected by COVID-19, showing 99% sensitivity 14 days after symptoms were developed in 73 coronavirus-positive patients, according to the report. It also showcased 99% specificity in identifying that 1,070 negative samples did not contain COVID-19 antibodies.”

“According to the report, Abbott is significantly scaling up its European manufacturing for antibody testing while also developing testing for detecting the IgM antibody.”

Learn more about Abbott’s plan to help serve the European market from Mass Device

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