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Medi-Inn UK Meets Demand for Lateral Flow Tests after Withdrawal of Free Workplace Testing

Medi-Inn UK Meets Demand for Lateral Flow Tests after Withdrawal of Free Workplace Testing

Medi-Inn (UK) Ltd, the North East-based supplier of medical and hygiene consumables, has reported a surge in demand from businesses for lateral flow tests after the Government withdrew free workplace lateral flow tests for employers.

More than £6 billion of public money has been spent by the Government on mass testing using lateral flow tests. The Government has now withdrawn free workplace lateral flow and businesses are now required to fund the cost of test kits themselves.

Demand for LFTs is therefore very high and Medi-Inn UK are proud to supply Britain’s businesses with FlowFlex Rapid Lateral Flow Test Kits which use an advanced formula in detecting the protein found in the COVID-19 Virus. The kits have also been certified to detect the Omicron COVID Variant.

Wayne Dobson, Managing Director at Medi-Inn UK said “ FlowFlex Rapid Test Kits are currently used by the UK Government and the NHS. It was important to Medi-Inn that we stocked a product that people were familiar with and had confidence in.

Since the introduction of LFTs Britain’s firms have prevented thousands of sick days and kept factories from downtime.

By supplying Flowflex lateral flow tests Medi-Inn is providing a solution to businesses wishing to continue with workplace testing. It’s reassuring to see so many businesses continue to test as a method of reducing the impact of coronavirus on the workforce.”

In addition to FlowFlex lateral flow tests, Medi-Inn supplies a wide range of consumables and has seen a significant increase in demand for PPE throughout. It supplies items such as face masks and visors, latex, vinyl, nitrile disposable gloves and protective clothing.

Wayne continued “The fact we have been able to manage the high levels of demand for tests and PPE throughout the pandemic is due to well established, strong and robust supply chains with reliable suppliers.”

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COVID 19 Lateral Flow Test Aims to Help Employees Back to Work after Christmas

Wayne Dobson, Managing Director at Medi-Inn (UK) Ltd
Wayne Dobson, Managing Director at Medi-Inn (UK) Ltd

With the Christmas break fast approaching, now is the time to ensure that once the festivities are over employees are Covid-free and safe to return to work.

Durham based Medi-Inn (UK) Ltd, a supplier of medical and hygiene consumables has identified a need for a quick, accurate and suitably inexpensive Coronavirus test to help organisations reduce workforce downtime and provide peace of mind for employees returning to work in the New Year.

The Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV Antigen Test – Lateral Flow Test is a rapid, reliable, and affordable tool for detecting active coronavirus infections. The test can be used as a first line of defence to identify employees who are currently infected.

The test delivers results in just 15-20 minutes with no instrumentation, no need to send to a laboratory and demonstrates a sensitivity of 99.76% and specificity of 99.62%.

Wayne Dobson, Managing Director at Medi-Inn explained “With lab-based tests, you get excellent sensitivity but might have to wait days or longer to receive results. With a rapid antigen test, you’re provided with a highly accurate result within 15-20 minutes enabling you to identify infectious and non-infectious people before they enter your working environment.

Wayne added: “Testing is key in the fight against COVID-19 and essential in making sure your workplace is safe and your staff feel confident to returning to work.”

The coronavirus testing kits start at an affordable £19.99+VAT per test.

For further information please contact Medi-Inn (UK) Ltd on 0191 7317617 or visit