COVID-19: No SARS -CoV-2 Rapid Test is Approved For Use in Nigeria – MLSCN Boss.

The Medical Laboratory Science Council Registrar/CEO, Dr Tosan Erahbor made this known while addressing men of the press on the progress report of the second batch of pre- market validation of SARS -Cov-2 rapid test kits in Nigeria.

In his statement, a total number of 43 brand of test kits did apply for the validation which was carry-out by the council.

Dr Tosan Erahbor

Dr Tosan added that, a total of 33 test kits were validated, of which all failed to meet the minimum required criteria to be use for diagnostic purpose and expected characteristic performance.

The council boss went further to caution against the use of non- validated rapid test kits for COVID-19 testing in Nigeria as such will attract sanction in accordance with the country law.

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