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Ellume recalls hundreds of thousands of home coronavirus test kits over false positive concerns

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Home Coxid test recallAn Australia-based company is recalling hundreds of thousands of coronavirus tests after discovering some Ellume COVID-19 home tests deliver higher-than-anticipated false positive results.

Ellume became the first company to gain Food and Drug Administration authorization to sell consumers kits at major retailers such as Walmart, CVS, Target and Amazon. The kits don't require a prescription and deliver results in minutes.

But the company discovered false positive results at higher rates than the company's original clinical studies showed and "isolated the cause and confirmed that this incidence of false positives is limited to specific lots."

The company has recalled 43 lots shipped from April through August to retailers, distributors and the Department of Defense. Customers can check the lot number on the test's carton and check whether it is among the recalled lots listed at Or customers can call 1-888-807-1501 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.


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