MHRA updates position on COVID-19 test kits

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is no longer the responsible body for applications to place coronavirus test kits on the market.

MHRA had requested information from manufacturers of such diagnostics, but has now provided a new contact email address to use: covidtestingtriage@dhsc.gov.uk.

MHRA also cautions against the community setting focus of some manufacturers:

“Some manufacturers are selling products for the diagnosis of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in community settings, such as pharmacies.

“The current view of Public Health England is that use of these products is not advised.

“We can confirm that there are no CE-marked tests for home use, and it is illegal to supply such products.

“This is a fast-moving situation and this page will be continually updated.”

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Published on 3. April 2020 in News, News UK