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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL13817, tabled on 2 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the false positive rate from rapid lateral flow test carried out on asymptomatic school children.

Answered on

26 March 2021

Public Health England and Oxford University have estimated the false positive rate among asymptomatic school children is fewer than one in every 1,000 lateral flow tests.