UK market flooded with inadequate Covid tests, experts suggest

Lack of clear rules about certification standards may be allowing manufacturers to sell tests based on poor or dodgy data

Inadequate tests for Covid-19, based on poor or dodgy data, are proliferating in the UK because there are no clear rules on what companies have to prove before they can sell them, experts believe.

The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) has set up a working group to investigate and draw up guidelines for the companies making the tests and those who assess them and buy them. The organisation says there are “concerns about a lack of basic statistical evidence on clinical and analytical performance of a number of new diagnostic tests that are available”.

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