DHEC urges South Carolina residents to discard some ‘faulty’ at-home COVID-19 test kits

At-home COVID test kits mailed out by the federal government.
At-home COVID test kits mailed out by the federal government.(Lowell Rose)
Updated: Nov. 23, 2022 at 4:53 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) -The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is urging residents to discard their IHealth COVID-19 at-home test kits.

DHEC says some of the kits may have faulty result cartridges because of a manufacturer error.

The faulty cartridges may return inaccurate results, including an absent or very faint control line.

The kits have been confirmed faulty by DHEC’s COVID-19 Coordination Office (CCO), after conducting a sample test.

Kits from lot #221CO20203 Exp. 2022/08/02 should be discarded in the trash. Replacement kits can be acquired at DHEC county health departments.

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