A health care worker takes a blood sample during a house-to-house rapid antibody test drive in Villa el Salvador, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru in June. Photo: AP A health care worker takes a blood sample during a house-to-house rapid antibody test drive in Villa el Salvador, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru in June. Photo: AP
A health care worker takes a blood sample during a house-to-house rapid antibody test drive in Villa el Salvador, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru in June. Photo: AP

Peru bet on cheap Chinese coronavirus antibody tests – it didn’t go well

  • Health officials knew molecular tests for Covid-19 were best option, but country did not have the needed labs or technicians
  • Misuse of antibody blood tests producing sizeable number of false positives and negatives, helping fuel one of world’s worst Covid-19 outbreaks.

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A health care worker takes a blood sample during a house-to-house rapid antibody test drive in Villa el Salvador, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru in June. Photo: AP A health care worker takes a blood sample during a house-to-house rapid antibody test drive in Villa el Salvador, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru in June. Photo: AP
A health care worker takes a blood sample during a house-to-house rapid antibody test drive in Villa el Salvador, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru in June. Photo: AP
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