Minnesota sues two companies over suspect COVID-19 testing
State health leader urges people to use reputable COVID-19 test providers amid signs of declining demand, peak in pandemic wave
January 20, 2022
Two companies that collected nasal swabs but allegedly failed to provide timely or accurate COVID-19 test results are being sued by the state of Minnesota.
State Attorney General Keith Ellison said the Illinois-based companies Center for COVID Control and Doctors Clinical Laboratory took advantage of Minnesotans' urgency to seek COVID-19 tests during the latest pandemic wave and rise of the omicron variant.
"I'm holding these companies accountable that sent back false or inaccurate results, when they sent them back at all, for deceiving Minnesotans and undermining the public's trust in testing," Ellison said Wednesday.