To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the names of each covid-19 test that has been used by the NHS and that is no longer in use; and for what reasons each such test is no longer in use.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
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 (PHE), 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.