Published: 15 October 2021
Dr Meng Khaw, National Director for Health Protection and Screening Services for Public Health Wales said:
“Public Health Wales is aware of an issue with PCR test results from a UK Lab which processes samples from across the UK, including some from Wales.
“We can confirm that we have not identified issues with our own PCR testing results.
“We recognise that a false negative PCR result will have an impact on people affected. People who have been affected by this issue will receive a text message from the GOVUK NHS Test & Trace messaging service.
“If you receive a text message advising you to be re-tested, we strongly recommend that you book a new PCR test. Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms should book a PCR test as soon as possible, stay at home and self-isolate until they have a test result.”