You may have seen in the news some weeks ago that the government had paused the sale of COVID-19 antibody home collection kits. Initially this was to investigate the accuracy of these tests when used on fingerprick samples, but they also stated they needed to be satisfied about the labelling and use of the devices used in the collection process.
Although we had been providing fingerprick sampling kits for self collection since 2012 and had no doubt at all about both the ease of use of these kits for beginners and the viability of samples collected in such a way, we had ceased the sale of our standard home collection kits for self collection.
However, there still exists a need for fingerprick collections in patients who have difficult veins or who are needle phobic. Therefore, we have made the adjustment required by the regulator and fully compliant finger-prick collection kits will shortly be available for sale.
Verification is almost complete now and finger-prick collection kits will be available again very soon. Sign up for alerts above.