Superb accuracy (99.8%) of HIV tests in Britain
Posted by Henry Bauer on 2015/03/14
A correspondent in Britain sent me this e-mail:
“These jokers do a “99.8% accurate” hiv test:
plus a “confirmation” test of hiv
(Vidas HIV1/HIV2 Duo Quick, Bispot Immunocomb HIV1/HIV2, Determine HIV1&2)
Are they lying?!”
I wrote direct to the responsible (?) organization and received this enlightening response:
“Dear Dr Bauer,
Thank you for your enquiry.
Information regarding the tests and accuracy comes from the laboratory, we send our samples to the largest laboratory in the UK which has all the necessary accreditations.
If you require further information or have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
48 Mill Gate
t +44 (0) 1636 640195
f +44 (0) 1636 640218
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REGISTERED NO: 4053644
REGISTERED IN ENGLAND & WALES”
It’s certainly reassuring that MediChecks relies on “the largest laboratory in the UK which has all the necessary accreditations”. I leave it to any interested others to look into further details of that lab, which I would guess is a commercial entity.