Interesting news in British tabloids today with reports that the UK government has purchased 2 million coronavirus antibody tests from China.
The country has purchased the IgM / IgG antibody detection kit type and has reportedly done so without validating the accuracy of the tests. It’s known that they’ve purchased from two separate makers in China, one of whom is Hangzhou AllTest Biotech Company Limited. The Aeotec Health team has been able to assay AllTest and has confirmed that neither the company nor the test kits meet the revised requirements for the export of COVID-19 tests from China. Therefore, all kits ordered by AllTest are set to be stuck at customs and never depart China for the UK.