An independent evaluation by scientific experts has found Roche’s serology test as highly specific and 100 per cent accurate in detecting COVID-19.
The news articles stated that the tests carried out by Public Health England at Porton Down, the laboratory which provides sensitive and specialist scientific services to the government, concluded that the Roche test detected the exact antibodies prompted by the virus. The test has been received Conformité Européenne, or CE mark, from the European Union on 28 April and has received Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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