The Food and Drug Administration is warning labs and healthcare providers that a common COVID-19 test is providing false positive results.
The BD Max System COVID-19 diagnostic test from Becton Dickinson is showing an error rate of 3% false positives.
The nasal swab based test was given an emergency authorization from the FDA on April 8.
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The FDA is recommending patients confirm their results with an alternative authorized test.
The company is working with the FDA to resolve the problem.