HSE's Dr Colm Henry questioned the claimed accuracy on the 15-minute tests
A claim of 'HSE validated' has been removed from the website of a Kilkenny-based antigen test provider.
It comes as Colm Henry from the HSE questioned the claimed accuracy on the 15-minute tests.
Ben Finnegan reports:
"Nationwide filling station Circle K announced this morning it will be selling antigen tests in stores from today.
Lidl's decision to stock the tests prompted a backlash from public health officials, including the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.
MyBio.ie, which is based in Kilkenny, is supplying Circle K with antigen tests made by MP Biomedicals in Germany.
It says the test is 97 per cent accurate at detecting proteins of Covid-19, a figure which Colm Henry from the HSE disputes.
Another antigen test on their website claimed to be 'HSE validated'.
The company say the HSE bought some of the tests - which the executive use in emergency departments, and assumed it was validation of the test.
However, the claim has been removed from the website this morning. "