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The so-called Abbott test has been used alongside more accurate lab-based tests in order to quickly determine whether someone is infected with the virus.

Results from the Abbott tests are provided in less than 30 minutes.

On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said a study of the rapid-test widely used in some states "may return false negative results."

During the state’s daily coronavirus briefing, Dr. Alexander-Scott said the patient’s symptoms must also play a factor in determining whether they are infected with the virus.

"No matter what your test result says," Dr. Alexander-Scott said. "It is extremely important for people to stay home and self isolate if they have symptoms."

Residents wanting the more accurate lab-based tests are required to have a referral from a primary care physician.

The state asks residents without a primary care physician to contact an urgent care or respiratory clinic.