More than 200 people who were in hotel quarantine in Melbourne will now have to be tested for HIV and hepatitis B and C after a testing error.
People who had to stay in a hotel room for two weeks to ensure they didn’t have coronavirus were given glucose level tests during their stay.
The test involves pricking a person’s finger to produce blood, with a tiny drop then placed on a tab, which is then read by a machine to determine the amount of sugar in their system.
The testing devices are intended for use by one person only. However, several of the testing devices were given to multiple people, hence the need for screening tests for blood-borne diseases.
Safer Care Victoria has revealed there are 243 people who were given these tests between 29 March and 2 August.