Mass withdrawal of faulty pregnancy tests
More than 10,000 pregnancy tests are being withdrawn from the market after hospital staff noted they erroneously told women they were not pregnant. One hospital in the town of Västerås has asked more than 200 women who took tests there during the summer to have tests done again, reports Swedish Radio.
"We may have given the wrong information, that there was no pregnancy while in fact the woman was pregnant," says chief doctor Per Weitz at the clinic.
The error was spotted by the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, where staff alerted the manufacturers, ANL.
"We still don't know how this happened," says the company's CEO Björn Gillberg. "We're currently looking into it."
The pregnancy tests in question have been sold to hospitals and clinics but are not for sale in drug stores and pharmacies.