Grumpy Owl Posted October 16, 2021 Share Posted October 16, 2021 Covid test lab in Wolverhampton suspended over wrong results Quote About 43,000 people in England and Wales may have been wrongly told their Covid-19 test was negative because of errors at a private laboratory. Testing at the Wolverhampton lab has been suspended following an investigation by NHS Test and Trace. The head of the UK Health Security Agency has ordered an investigation into why it took a month to identify the failures. Those still infectious are being asked to take another Covid test. Concerns were raised when people had positive lateral flow tests, but negative follow-up PCR results from the lab between 8 September and 12 October - most affected live in the South West of England. The error could mean thousands of people infected with Covid were wrongly told to stop isolating, and may have infected others. From: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54923641 Notice how there's equally no mention of the 'possibility' of people receiving 'false positive' results too. Quote Prof Alan McNally, from the University of Birmingham, told the BBC he was "astonished" by the revelation and could not work out how so many tests could be incorrect. Umm, perhaps because the PCR is not designed for 'testing'? Quote All samples from the lab, where Immensa Health Clinic Ltd runs the testing operations, are now being sent to other labs. Government records show that Immensa, which was founded in May 2020 just months after the start of the pandemic, has been awarded contracts for Covid testing by the Department of Health valued at £181 million. Nice work if you can get it. Snouts in the trough, and all that. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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