Becton Dickinson: Antigen Test May Be More Selective In Detecting Infectious Covid-19 Patients
By Michael Dabaie
Becton Dickinson & Co. said a peer-reviewed study shows its
antigen test may be more selective than polymerase chain reaction
molecular tests at detecting people who are contagious and able to
The study compared antigen and PCR test results to positive
results using a viral cell culture test.
The study suggests the BD antigen test is likely to be more
selective at detecting patients who are shedding infectious
The new clinical data was published Jan. 22, 2021 in Clinical
Infectious Diseases, an official journal of the Infectious Diseases
Society of America.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
January 25, 2021 08:25 ET (13:25 GMT)
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