Abbott Laboratories said that it’s expecting to send out 4 million of its new coronavirus antibody test kits this month.
The test is designed to reveal whether a person had been infected with covid-19 and whether he or she is now asymptomatic or recovered.
“It’s clear that the demand for testing is big; it’s not going to go away.” Abbott Chief Executive Robert Ford said during an earnings conference call Thursday. (CNBC reports. ). Ford also mentioned in the call that the company plans to increase its shipments to 20 million a month starting June.
While Abbott has already introduced three coronavirus tests in the U.S., Ford indicated that a fourth one is underway.