Update on Ordering Covid LFD Test Kits 

Update on Ordering Covid LFD Test Kits 

July 29, 2021

Community pharmacy contractors ordering lateral flow device (LFD) test kits as part of the NHS community pharmacy COVID-19 lateral flow device distribution service (Pharmacy Collect) will start to receive a different brand of test kit, Acon Flowflex, from Alliance Healthcare.

A carton (outer) of the Acon FlowFlex test kits will contain 56 test kits and the carton dimensions are 36 x 38.5 x 44cm..

These new test kits only contain a nasal swab and provide a test result within 15 minutes instead of 30 minutes.

Action for contractors:

  • Please continue to use up your existing stock before distributing the Acon FlowFlex test kits
  • Please continue advising patients to follow the instructions on how to use the tests kits contained within the box as these could be different depending on the kit

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