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Listen: HIQA Says Validated Rapid Covid 19 Testing Should Only Be Introduced After Clinical Testing.

: 21/10/2020 - 15:52

Validated rapid Covid-19 testing should only be introduced after clinical studies are carried out in the settings where they will be provided.

In a new report, HIQA has also advised NPHET to consider implementing reliable rapid antigen tests to enhance covid-19 prevention and controls.

The Health Watchdog says effective testing strategies rely on a range of tests, and that no single test is suited to all contexts.

HIQA's Deputy Chief Executive Dr Máirín Ryan joined Ciara Plunkett on Kildare Focus:

hiqa.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

 

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