Hamilton lab apologizes after 31 folks obtain incorrect COVID-19 take a look at outcomes

HAMILTON – A laboratory in Hamilton has apologized after 31 folks obtained incorrect COVID-19 take a look at outcomes due to what it referred to as a processing error.

The Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medication Program says everybody who obtained incorrect outcomes has been contacted and the error has been addressed.

Hamilton Well being Companies, which operates the lab with St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, says 16 individuals who examined optimistic initially obtained a adverse consequence.

And it says 15 individuals who did not have COVID-19 had been instructed that they had examined optimistic.

The exams processed on the lab had been collected in Hamilton, Burlington, Ont., and different surrounding areas on Dec. 30 and 31.

Hamilton’s public well being unit says the error in its each day case counts has since been altered to replicate the correct data.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Jan. 11, 2021.