Abbott Response to the NYU Study

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Diagnostics Testing | May 13, 2020

The NYU study results are not consistent with other studies. For example, in another recent study in Washington state, out of approximately 1,000 subjects there were 23 positive for COVID-19 on a lab test and ID NOW picked up 21, demonstrating 91% sensitivity and 100% specificity. We have many questions for the study authors.

While no test is perfect, Abbott's ID NOW is delivering reliable results when and where they're needed most. The test is performing as expected by the more than 1,000+ sites using ID NOW for COVID-19.

The world needs a variety of tests in labs and at point of care, and as many as possible, if we are to help reduce the risk people have every single day of contracting the virus. ID NOW is an important tool in that equation. Risk reduction is the goal, which is why we're developing as many tests as we can across all of our diagnostics platforms.