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Expert reaction to MHRA asking providers of COVID-19 fingerprick antibody tests to temporarily stop providing this service

1 month ago   |   By Science Media Centre

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has asked providers of COVID-19 fingerprick antibody tests to temporarily stop providing this service.
Dr Alexander Edwards, Associate Professor in Biomedical Technology, Reading School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, said:
“Whilst there are many benefits of taking samples at home - rather than having to visit a clinic to have a blood sample taken by a healthcare professional - it is vital to ensure that it is as simple as possible to follow instructions correctly, that the process is safe, and that the result obtained is...
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Expert reaction to MHRA asking providers of COVID-19 fingertip antibody tests to temporarily stop providing this service

1 month ago   |   By Science Media Centre

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has announced that they are asking providers of COVID-19 antibody tests using fingertip capillary blood samples to temporarily suspend this service whilst this sample type is validated for use with laboratory tests.
Dr Alexander Edwards, Associate Professor in Biomedical Technology, Reading School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, said:
“Whilst there are many benefits of taking samples at home - rather than having to visit a clinic to have a blood sample taken by a healthcare professional - it is vital to ensure that it is as simple...
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