COVID antibody test results questioned after FDA suspends test

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SALT LAKE CITY — Several thousand Utahns got a COVID-19 antibody test three or four weeks ago through Rapid Screen Solutions, but those results are now in question after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration suspended the test used by the Utah-based company.

The medical director of Rapid Screen supported the vigilance of the FDA but remained confident in their results.

“We, of course, respect their decision, and appreciate what they’re doing to protect the public,” said Dr. Paul Benson, owner and clinical director of Rapid Screen Solutions, based in Layton.

There’s a high demand for antibody testing right now because so many of us want to find out if we had the coronavirus and didn’t know it. So, Benson said, his company wants to find another test it can use.

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