/Sports Lab blames 77 false NFL COVID-19 positives on contamination
Sports Lab blames 77 false NFL COVID-19 positives on contamination

Sports Lab blames 77 false NFL COVID-19 positives on contamination

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Sports The lab vulnerable by the NFL for COVID-19 tests says an isolated contamination introduced on 77 “presumably fraudulent sure results.”

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BARRY WILNER AP Reputable Soccer Writer

August 24, 2020, 2: 46 PM

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The lab vulnerable by the NFL for COVID-19 tests acknowledged Monday that an isolated contamination introduced on 77 “presumably fraudulent sure results.”

In a commentary, BioReference Laboratories acknowledged the take a look at results on Saturday were sinful all over preparation at its lab in Unique Jersey. Eleven clubs were affected, and the tests were reexamined and chanced on to be fraudulent positives.

“The NFL without extend took necessary actions to be decided that the safety of the gamers and personnel,” acknowledged Dr. Jon R. Cohen, executive chairman of BioReference, which does all COVID-19 testing for the 32 NFL teams in 5 labs across the country. “Re-brokers, analyzers and workers were all dominated out as possible causes and subsequent testing has indicated that the enviornment has been resolved. All individuals impacted had been confirmed unfavourable and instructed.”

Among teams reporting fraudulent positives, the Minnesota Vikings acknowledged they’d 12, the Unique York Jets 10 and the Chicago Bears 9. The final episode places the NFL and its testing procedures thru BioReference in a precarious spot with the outlet game kicking off on Sept. 10.

There are 5 labs nationwide that carrier the 32 teams, with only the Unique Jersey facility having the fraudulent positives this weekend. Any individual testing sure for COVID-19 — even a fraudulent sure upon a retest — is required to indulge in two more unfavourable tests sooner than being cleared to realize.

The Unique York Giants acknowledged Monday that two workers participants whose take a look at results at first came abet as fraudulent positives were abet at work. Both were given a point of care take a look at Sunday morning, the outcomes of which had been known internal the hour, and were administered the frequent take a look at they undergo on a day-to-day basis, the outcomes of which had been known Sunday evening. Both results were unfavourable.

Two varied Giants staffers were deemed thru contact tracing to had been in shut contact for more than 15 minutes with their peers who had the fraudulent positives. They moreover returned to work Monday.

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AP Sports actions Writer Tom Canavan contributed to this listing.

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