Doctors say lower Covid PCR price risks test reliability


Greece’s Medical Association (PIS) said on Tuesday that further reducing the price of PCR molecular tests for Covid-19 could jeopardise their reliability. 

“A further reduction in price may lead to a reduction in the quality of the services provided. At the same time, it will deprive this service of areas where there are only small laboratories and not large providers, as they will not be able to afford the costs of PCR tests and will be forced to stop conducting them,” PIS said in a press release.

“This guarantees the correct conduct of the laboratory test, but also the quality of the result.”

PIS added that the current price in our country is in the EU average and therefore covers the costs of diagnostic laboratories and clinics.