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    Coronavirus testing materials like this kit imported by the Kansas health department are in high demand. Experts advise caution before buying these products.

Kansas lab markets unproven COVID-19 test to nursing homes

Long-term care facilities in Kansas and around the country are desperate to keep COVID-19 outside their walls. Experts say they should be skeptical of claims that antibody tests can tell them if their residents are safe.

A Lenexa lab is marketing coronavirus antibody tests that are not federally approved as a way for nursing homes to figure out which workers don’t pose a threat to residents.

State health officials and medical experts say the claims that the tests would provide facilities peace of mind are “wrong” and “risky.”

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