The FDA is alerting clinical laboratory staff and healthcare providers of an increased risk of a false positive result with BD SARS-CoV-2 Reagents for the BD Max System test. In one study, the manufacturer found approximately 3% of results were false positive results. The FDA recommends clinical laboratory staff and health care providers:

  • Consider any positive result presumptive from tests using the BD SARS-CoV-2 Reagents for the BD Max System. Consider confirming with an alternate authorized test.
  • Report any issues with using COVID-19 tests to the FDA.

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