An at-home COVID-19 testing kit that the Biden administration spent $231.8 million to produce was just recalled, due to “higher-than-acceptable false positive test results,” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The 2.2 million faulty kits were manufactured by Australian company Ellume, the company that produced the first over-the-counter antigen test. It was granted emergency authorization use on December 15. Ellume was also the first company to garner FDA approval for over-the-counter COVID-19 tests, on February 11.
“Ellume is recalling certain lots of the COVID-19 Home Test because they have higher-than-acceptable false positive test results for SARS-CoV-2,” said an FDA press release. “The reliability of negative test results is not affected. For these tests, a false positive test result shows that a person has