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Congress, LA take divergent paths after COVID test warning

ABC News, Jan. 8, 2021

January 8, 2021

Congress, LA take divergent paths after COVID test warning

Los Angeles will continue using a coronavirus test that federal regulators warned may produce false results while Congress, which has used the same test, is seeking an alternative. … Suzanne Sandmeyer, a professor of biological chemistry at the University of California, Irvine, questioned why the FDA had issued such a warning without more information that could be useful to the public. “It’s disappointing they couldn’t be more specific because it might be discouraging for people who might be planning to be tested, especially if it’s the major test in LA right now,” Sandmeyer said.