An Illinois-based SARS-CoV-2 testing company with at least 300 U.S. locations faked or delayed test results (or provided none at all), lied to patients and failed to properly store test samples, according to a lawsuit filed Monday (Jan. 31) by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
The lawsuit, filed in King County Superior Court, describes how the company, Center for COVID Control, took advantage of residents at a time when frequent testing was in high demand as a “critical tool in the fight against COVID-19.”
“Center for COVID Control contributed to the spread of COVID-19 when it provided false negative results,” Ferguson said in a statement. “These sham testing centers threatened the health and safety of our communities. They must be held accountable.”