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Point of Care test kits

Importation restriction in effect.

Importers and their agents are advised that certain COVID-19 test kits have been prohibited from importation, sale, supply, manufacture and use in New Zealand from 3pm, 22 April 2020.

COVID-19 point of care (POC) test kits use a blood sample to detect antigens or antibodies in the blood.

Further information on this ban, made by Notice under the Medicines Act 1981, can be found on the Medsafe website.