19 | The antigen test that is giving false positives (and that Health has already withdrawn)

19 |  The antigen test that is giving false positives (and that Health has already withdrawn)

Jan 09, 2022 at 15:23

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Be careful with the antigen tests that we buy in Spain. The Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) of the Ministry of Health has just issued a surveillance alert to require the cessation of marketing and withdrawal from the market of a self-diagnostic test to detect covid-19, from the company Genrui Biotech Inc (China), for “a possible increase in false positive results“.

The alert has been issued after the competent Irish authority (HPRA) informed the AEMPS of the cessation of marketing and the voluntary withdrawal from the market in their country of said product, called Genrui Sars-Cov-2 Antigen Test Kit, While carry out an investigation due to “a possible increase in false positive results.”

Thus, the AEMPS has also initiated an investigation and as precautionary measuren has required the distributors of this product in Spain to voluntarily cease marketing and withdraw the product from the market.