North Dakota to receive 220,000 BinaxNOW COVID-19 tests

It is up to Gov. Doug Burgum to decide how the testing kits will be distributed

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is receiving 220,000 rapid point-of-care COVID-19 tests from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The test kits, called BinaxNOW and made by Abbott Laboratories, can detect the virus in as little as 15 minutes. Although HHS Asst. Sec. for Health Admiral Brett Giroir says false positives and negatives are possible with any medical…