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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 112600, tabled on 26 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many UK manufactured covid-19 lateral flow tests have been approved by the UK Health Security Agency since 1 September 2021.

Answered on

2 February 2022

As at 28 January 2022, no lateral flow device (LFD) tests from either United Kingdom or overseas manufacturers have been approved under the Medical Devices (Coronavirus Test Device Approvals) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 since 1 September 2021. The UK Health Security Agency is currently reviewing sixteen applications for LFD tests to be approved from applicants with a UK address. Information on the location where the tests will be manufactured is not collected.