Covid-19 UK test lab suspended over thousands of false negative PCR results

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Published on 15 Oct 2021, 13:23
Coronavirus latest: THOUSANDS of people have been urged to get a Covid test immediately after wrong PCR results at a now suspended lab.

An estimated 43,000 people across England and Wales are thought to have wrongly been told they had a negative result when they in fact had the virus.

It comes after hordes of people across the nation said they were getting positive results on a home lateral flow test, but negative results after doing a PCR.

Cllr Lynne Doherty speaks about the West Berkshire residents who alerted the council to their false negatives PCR results.

After Government investigations, a private laboratory - Immensa Health Clinic Ltd, based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands - has been blamed for the chaos.

NHS Test and Trace estimate that around 400,000 samples have been processed through the lab, the vast majority of which will have been negative results.

But an estimated 43,000 people may have been given incorrect negative PCR test results between 8 September and 12 October, mostly in the South West of England and some in the South East.

At least 4,000 were in Wales, the Welsh Government believes, from testing sites in the Gwent and Cwm Taf Morgannwg areas.

These people may have gone to work or school while carrying the bug, given that the Government advise is to self-isolate only if you have a positive PCR result.

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