COVID rapid test kits recalled over false positives

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Alum, an Australian company that conducts COVID-19 tests at home, is volunteering Memory test kit sent to For Retailers and the Department of Defense Due to concerns over false positives, The company announced in a statement.

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why it matters: In September, manufacturers warned that the US was weeks away from the production levels needed for President Biden’s plan for large-scale rapid COVID-19 testing.

  • Rapid, At-Home Testing, AP . America has been far more cautious than other countries about notes.

By numbers: Around 427,000 test kits have been affected, According to ABC News.

  • Of those kits, 195,000 were unused and eligible for recall.
  • Alum’s CEO Dr. Sean Parsons said the remaining kits yielded 42,000 positive results, and about a quarter of the results could be false positives. new York Times.

What are they saying: “We believe this incident may have shaken the confidence of some of those who relied on Ellum to help them manage their health and take back some control of their lives during this pandemic. ” Parsons said in a statement:.

  • “We have learned from this experience, we have implemented additional controls to ensure that our product meets our high quality standards and we are going to do everything in our power to gain your trust,” says Parsons he said.


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