Individuals shouldn’t use the Hightop HIV/Aids House Test Package, the medicines regulator has warned.
It has seized 114 of the kits, which might be giving out unreliable outcomes, from two suppliers within the UK.
The Medicines and Healthcare merchandise Regulatory Company (MHRA) advises anybody who has used one up to now to get themselves examined once more.
The tests didn’t have a legitimate CE mark, which suggests they haven’t met the required normal.
They have been manufactured by Qingdao Hightop Biotech Co Ltd.
John Wilkinson, the director of units on the MHRA, stated: “Individuals who purchase a self-test package on-line or from the Excessive Road ought to know what they’re shopping for is protected and dependable.
“Be sure that the package has a CE mark and clearly states that it’s meant for residence self-testing.
“In case you are involved you might have used an unreliable test package, converse to your GP, sexual well being clinic, pharmacist or different healthcare skilled.”
Cary James, from the Terrence Higgins Belief, stated: “Residence self-test kits for HIV and STIs [sexually transmitted infections] have many advantages, together with letting individuals test in their very own area, in their very own time, on their phrases.
“Nevertheless, we’re extraordinarily involved to see unregulated produce available on the market and urge anybody contemplating a test to solely use these with a CE mark.
“Anybody taking a test with no CE mark dangers their very own well being and that of others.”
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