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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 41079, tabled on 28 April 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the names of all covid-19 tests that are currently in use.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

13 May 2020

There are a number of commercial and National Health Service developed viral detection tests in use within the NHS and Public Health England and there are eight key testing platforms which deliver the majority of testing. All these tests are clinically validated and have high levels of performance. We are in the process of clinically reviewing a number of laboratory-based antibody tests for roll-out across the United Kingdom.

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