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Incident in a Bavarian clinic: 58 of 60 positive results are negative - the laboratory manager gives reasons

2020-10-30T22:06:05.913Z

All of Bavaria is fighting against Corona. But what if our only indicator, the corona test, suddenly becomes error-prone. A massive test error in a Bavarian clinic raises questions.



All of Bavaria is fighting against Corona.

But what if our only indicator, the corona test, suddenly becomes error-prone.

A massive test error in a Bavarian clinic raises questions.

  • The

    corona numbers in Bavaria

    are rising steadily - however, much more is being tested than in spring 2020.

  • A

    test failure

    at several Bavarian clinics raises questions about

    reliability

    .

  • In Taufkirchen, of the originally 60

    people

    who

    tested positive,

    58 people

    subsequently found

    false results

    .

Taufkirchen / Vils / Fürstenfeldbruck / Augsburg - The increased

corona tests are

pushing many laboratories to the limit - and reliability also seems to be suffering, as not only the wrong test results from footballers like Serge Gnabry from FC Bayern * or third division club Türkgücü Munich * show.

With devastating consequences:

patients had to be isolated

because of supposedly positive

PCR corona tests

in several Isar-Amper clinics.

Incorrect corona test results in Bavaria: damage to the economy and health

Because of the barely explainable accumulation of positive test results, the

Isar-Amper Clinic in Taufkirchen / Vils had it

tested again.

The result: Of 60 corona tests that tested positive last week by the Augsburg MVZ laboratory (formerly Schottdorf), 58 turned out to be negative in the control test - the patients were therefore unnecessarily isolated and the health authorities had unnecessarily the contact persons in quarantine cleverly.

"The wrong test results mean enormous economic damage for the clinics and great suffering, including health problems for the patients," said an insider.

+

In a control of 60 smears tested positive for Corona in the MVZ laboratories, it turned out that 58 were actually negative.

© Luca Bruno / AP / dpa

The managing director of the MVZ Laboratory Gabriele Schön confirms the

test problems

: “In the last week, against the background of massively increased test numbers *, we were additionally forced to compensate for a manufacturer's delivery failure.” Further: “Due to the high number of samples and the lack of accessories It was not possible to check positive results promptly in all cases. "

Corona: How reliable are PCR tests?

Breakdown in the Isar-Amper-Klinikum raises questions

PCR tests *

(polymerase chain reactions) are actually the most reliable tests with a hit rate of "almost 100 percent", as the virologist Gerd Uwe Liebert explained to us.

According to the Federal Ministry of Health, more than 1.7 million corona tests have been carried out in the past few weeks.

Around 50 percent of the tests are carried out in the 20 largest laboratories, which also include MVZ.

The clinics did not want to comment on the breakdown.

* Merkur.de is an offer from the Ippen Digital Network

List of rubric lists: © Luca Bruno / AP / dpa

Source: merkur

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