China – China’s NMPA approves 2 rapid COVID-19 antigen tests

China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has approved two COVID-19 antigen tests that can detect evidence of infection with SARS-CoV-2 within 20 minutes.

Early antigen tests fell well short of the accuracy of PCR tests. However, the specificity and sensitivity of antigen tests from Abbott, BD and Quidel now authorized in the US are close to the figures for the far-slower PCR tests…