Saturday 19 October 2019

Pregnancy test recall after false positive cases

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Eilish O'Regan

Eilish O'Regan

Women in Ireland who may have bought a pregnancy test online have been urged to check the manufacturer and number after a popular brand was recalled following a small number of returned false positives.

The Clear & Simple digital pregnancy tests that are affected have the lot number DM10220170710E printed on the end of the box and sachet, and have an expiry date of January 2020.

The tests are not on sale in pharmacies and shops in this country but may be purchased online.

An announcement by manufacturer Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech only concerned these pregnancy tests.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK said people who had bought affected tests were advised to seek alternative testing methods and refer any affected tests to their pharmacy or shop.

The advice was: "If you have any questions about using digital pregnancy tests, please speak to your healthcare professional."

Irish Independent

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