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Prenetics failed to complete the test within 48 hours, some patients have waited for more than a week, the HA issued a warning letter

2021-02-27T09:43:30.162Z

The Hospital Authority said that the number of tests in the community suddenly increased. One of the outsourced laboratories failed to provide test results within 48 hours as required by the contract. Some patients even failed to obtain results within a week after submitting samples. Medical management



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2021-02-27 17:34

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The Hospital Authority said that the number of tests in the community suddenly increased. One of the outsourced laboratories failed to provide test results within 48 hours as required by the contract. Some patients even failed to obtain results within a week after submitting samples.

The Hospital Authority has issued a warning letter to the contractor and reserves the right to take legal action.

It is understood that the testing contractor involved is Prenetics.

Xu Shuchang, a government expert consultant and chair professor of the Department of Respiratory System of the Chinese University, said that the confirmed person had many activities before receiving the results, such as going to work, taking public transportation and eating in restaurants. Second generation".

Respiratory specialist Liang Zichao believes that waiting too long will reduce the public's willingness to be tested, and criticizes the Hospital Authority's notion that people with symptoms should not take bottles.

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It is understood that the testing contractor involved is Prenetics.

(Photo by Ou Jiale)

The Hospital Authority revealed that originally two laboratories were outsourced for testing samples, but the number of tests in the community suddenly increased. One of the outsourced laboratories failed to provide test results within 48 hours as required by the contract. Some The patient still did not get results one week after submitting the sample.

The Hospital Authority has issued a warning letter to the contractor and reserves the right to take legal action, emphasizing that the contract requirements must be met. The authority has also contacted several private laboratories to join in providing services to cope with the daily increase in laboratory volume.

It is understood that the testing contractor involved is Prenetics. The reporter asked the company yesterday to verify and understand the reasons for the delay in testing. He received a reply "No comment". Today, he called the company’s chief executive Yang Shengwu again. He said he did not Empty, then hurry up the line.

Xu Shuchang, government expert consultant and Chair Professor of Respiratory System of Chinese University.

(Photo by Yu Junliang)

Xu Shuchang, a government expert consultant and chair professor of the Department of Respiratory Medicine at the Chinese University of China, criticized the test time for too long.

He emphasized that before receiving the results, the confirmed person may have a lot of activities, such as going to work, taking public transportation, and eating in restaurants, etc., which can cause widespread transmission, "in theory, it can be passed down to the second generation."

Xu also pointed out that Hong Kong’s anti-epidemic goal has always been "fast detection, fast isolation, and fast quarantine." However, prolonged testing time has violated the goal. Outsource other testing companies."

As for the sample's delay in testing for many days, will it affect the results?

He said that after receiving the sample, it will be frozen and not at room temperature, so the problem is not big.

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Respiratory specialist Liang Zichao said that the consequences of long testing time are serious, which is believed to be one of the reasons for the recent rebound of the epidemic.

He said that patients will be diagnosed and quarantined later, and now it is time to return to work and classes after the New Year, and patients may meet with different people on multiple occasions. "Late diagnosis will explode, like a famous restaurant. If the patient can visit On the day of the illness, if the results are available on the second day, the restaurant may not be so enthusiastic.” He believes that waiting too long will reduce the public’s desire for testing. It is unreasonable to criticize the Hospital Authority for not taking bottles for those with symptoms .

Regarding the failure of Prenetics to provide test results within 48 hours, Liang Zichao bluntly said, "You can't blame the sun." He said that the test volume has suddenly risen. 40,000 may not be possible.” He suggested that the HA join other contractors to provide services as soon as possible, and sign clear agreements to ensure that the overall testing capabilities can meet the greatest demand.

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