FDA issues warning about Abbott Labs' coronavirus test that Trump hyped — and the White House has relied upon
President Donald J. Trump displays the Abbott Laboratories 15-minute COVID-19 testing device during a coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing Monday, March 30, 2020, in the Rose Garden at the White House. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

President Donald Trump has tried to reassure America about the spread of COVID-19 within the White House by noting that they are using rapid tests.


But his own Food and Drug Administration is warning that the test being used could give false negative results -- meaning coronavirus could be spreading further than the test is able to detect.

"Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting the public to early data that suggest potential inaccurate results from using the Abbott ID NOW point-of-care test to diagnose COVID-19. Specifically, the test may return false negative results," the FDA warned.