Public Health Wales has published a statement following UK Health Security Agency announcement regarding UK Lighthouse Lab:
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 Lighthouse 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.”
More information is available on the Welsh Government website.
More information about testing in Powys is available from our Coronavirus testing pages.