UK lab shuts down after 43,000 failed Covid-19 tests
EFE.- United Kingdom health officials have suspended activities of a laboratory in England this morning after discovering that it had incorrectly processed nearly 43,000 Covid-19 tests negative.
In a statement, the Health Protection Agency (UKHA, in English) states that the company Immensa Health Clinic’s laboratory in Wolverhampton (English Centre) has been closed for the time being, confirming that Around 43,000 people received negative PCR results after testing positive for the antigen.
The UKHA said the incorrect results were from samples processed between 8 September and 12 October, mostly from south-west England.
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The agency noted that this is “an isolated phenomenon attributed to one laboratory” and thate The samples analyzed by this company are small within the “extensive network of laboratories” in the country, Where about one million PCRs are processed daily.
In recent weeks, there has been an increase in positive cases of Covid-19 in the UK, with 45,066 detected between Wednesday and Thursday, 13% more than a week ago, with 157 deaths, up 9%.
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