To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which (a) public bodies and (b) companies are carrying out covid-19 testing; and what is the (i) sensitivity, (ii) specificity and (iii) cost of each those tests.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
27 April 2020
Testing is a crucial part of the United Kingdom’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government is working with a number of major suppliers to put in place additional testing capacity for the UK. This builds upon existing services offered through the National Health Service and Public Health England.
The suppliers and number of tests is subject to confidential commercial agreements and the Government is unable to confirm at present.