Two batches of Genrui Covid-19 antigen tests have been recalled by the Health Products Administration due to contamination.
It came after the test was pull from the store by a State regulatory agency in the context of investigations into false positive results.
The manufacturers have determined that there is a contamination problem with the sample diluent in lots 20211008 and 20211125.
And HPRA said today shipments are being recalled from affected Irish retailers and members of the public.
But Genrui is still not sold in stores in Ireland while the recall continues.
A statement on HPRA’s website reads: “Any distributor or retailer offering this self-antigen test should read safety notice and follow the stated actions.
“Retailers in Ireland should continue to voluntarily discontinue sales of Genrui self-test items while the recall is ongoing.
“If members of the public have not returned these self-tests voluntarily removed from the place of sale, they should immediately identify any Genrui self-tests in their possession with lot number 20211008 or 20211125.
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“These self-tests should not be used and may be returned to the retailer where they were purchased.”
It comes after HPRA received more than 550 reports earlier this month from Irish consumers of false positives related to the Genrui SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Self-Test.
Genrui antigen tests are manufactured by Genrui Biotech in China.
Tests are already sold in a number of shops and pharmacies in Ireland across the country with some supermarkets offering them for as little as €3 per test.
The regulator has previously said that anyone who receives a positive result after using any rapid antigen self-test, including this one, should follow current public health advice. available on the HSE website.
Meanwhile, the chief medical officer today confirmed one more 5,767 positive PCR tests as well as 5,916 antigen tests logged into the HSE portal.
And as of 8am today, 979 people in hospitals across Ireland have been infected with the virus, of which 93 are in the ICU.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8226804/genrui-antigen-tests-recalled-two-batches-ireland/ Covid-19 Ireland – Two batches of Genrui antigen tests recalled after contamination caused false positive results