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Accuracy depends on correct usage of ART kits

Fadley Faisal

The accuracy of the antigen rapid test (ART) kit depends on how it is administered, said Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health (MoH) Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin.

He said this after Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, who presided over the daily press conference yesterday on behalf of Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, invited him to address a question from the media on the accuracy of a certain brand of ART kit upon public complaints.

Haji Maswadi said ART kits on the market have gone through tests for their effectiveness and suitability.

He added that while some kits are not suitable for non-professional use, the public should read the ART kit instructions thoroughly before performing the tests.

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