Philippine Medical Association: Use of rapid antibody tests comes with conditions

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The Philippine Medical Association (PMA), the country’s biggest group of medical professionals, said the use of antibody rapid test kits for coronavirus should come with at least four conditions, including one that required the test kits to be accepted by the government’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

In a statement on June 2, the PMA sought to elaborate its stand on rapid test kits after its president said at an online press conference that he would recommend the kits to PMA members.

“The use of rapid antibody test kits should be placed in the right context,” said the PMA statement. It said that this was actually the opening statement of businessman Joey Concepcion, presiden…

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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