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Here to help with lateral flow tests

If you're performing lateral flow tests in your practice to help protect staff and patients against Coronavirus, you need to ensure that these are being disposed of correctly.

The vial, swab and tissue from these tests are considered chemical waste by the government, and as such need to be disposed of in a clear plastic bag and collected by a waste management expert.


Initial Medical is one of the only waste management experts in the UK to have secured the additional capacity needed to collect chemical waste, meaning that they're the perfect choice to guarantee that you're disposing of waste generated by these tests responsibly.

To find out more, visit or call 0870 850 4045.

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Here to help with lateral flow tests. BDJ In Pract 34, 41 (2021).

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