So far, there are nine brands that sell unauthorized tests that can be a health risk.
Given the shortage of covid tests, you have surely seen ads on social networks about laboratories that offer them, some even at home.
But be careful, local authorities identified nine brands of rapid covid tests that are sold online and that are not authorized by the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS).
In addition to being a money trap, the local Ministry of Health warned that they are a health risk.
Because they can be falsified or apocryphal tests and therefore their results are not reliable and give false negatives and those who do have the virus can spread it among their family and friends.
You can report the illegal sale of rapid tests through this page.
We leave you the list of unauthorized test brands. All have been marketed by Facebook.
1-COVISTIX (Antigen Test for the Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Virus in Nasal Swab) by Sorrento Therapeutics
2-REALY NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (SARS-COV-2) ANTIGEN RAPID TEST CASSETTE (SWAB) made by Hangzhou Realy Tech Co., Ltd
3-ANTIGEN DETECTION KIT (ANTIGEN/FRONTAL) manufactured by Hangzhou Realy Tech Co., Ltd
4-RAPID SARS-COV-2 ANTIGEN TEST done by AMUNET
5-SARS-COV-2 IgG/IgM RAPID TEST manufactured by ZHUHAI LANGFENG BIOTECH. CO., LTD. (China)
6-FASTEP: COVID19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Device manufactured by Assure Tech. (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd.
7-VIVADIAG: SARS-COV-2 AG SALIVA RAPID TEST performed by VivaChek Biotech (Hangzhou) Co. Ltd., China
8-HOTGEN COVID-19 ANTIGEN SCHNELLTEST VE1 (SELLBEST) manufactured by Beijing Hotgen Biotech Co., Ltd
9-ONE STEP TEST FOR SARS-COV-2 ANTIGEN manufactured by Getein Biotech, Inc