I am wondering the same thing I have an email 10/30 from Shery Nielsen saying "the BD Veritor is not as affective in comparison to other testing options. With negative result thy are "presumed negative" and need PCR confirmation. " And then on the next few calls this was contradicted with them saying all antigen tests are reliable ????
I had a student return to school with a negative BD Veritor but clear Choice had sent off a PCR as well so I sent the student home to wait for the results. Parents were not happy with me but 'm trying to be consistent. I think if they have any results pending they should stay home until they get the result. But I know other schools are accepting all antigen test.
This was a snapshot I took from the chat 11/18
Our district is not accepting that as a valid rapid test to return to school. We require the PCR in that case.
For mild symptoms such as a runny nose, YES we accept the rapid antigen test. If there is strong suspicion of COVID, severe symptoms, such as loss of the sense of taste or smell, a contact of a contact plus symptoms, we would not. Hope this helps. It's not a black and white answer.
Hey all! Clear Choice MD has language on their BD Veritor Rapid COVID-19 test basically saying a negative requires a PCR confirmation. This seems consistent with HAN #20 & 21 regarding the sensitivity of this test. Is there anyone out there who is taking this result for return to school without requiring the PCR? We are struggling since the language on the result seems to clearly indicate it is not sufficient...thanks for all feedback :-)