Published on: Wed 6 May 2020

Dutch company exports unreliable Corona tests

The Dutch biotechnology company Inzek, sold corona tests from China with a high risk of a false result. Approximately 1.5 million tests were sold in at least 20 countries. This reports investigative journalism platform Investico and journalist collective OCCRP. 

The company claimed to have a 'very reliable' and thorough' test for Corona with a result in 10 minutes. The test would look for antibodies in the blood and was supposed to determine whether a tested person has been infected with the coronavirus.

However, according to the Dutch Outbreak Management Team (OMT) and the European Commission such test have not yet been developed. A wrong result can give someone a false sense of security if they mistakenly think they have already had the Corona virus.

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