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Lateral flow tests at Tesco will cost less than a coffee to go


Tesco customers will be offered a cheaper alternative to a lateral flow test that will cost less than a takeaway cup of coffee.

As of yesterday, April 1, sidestreams are no longer free from retailers and pharmacies, but healthcare company Everything Genetic is helping provide the tests to Tesco.

According to the company’s managing director, James Price, the partnership with Tesco would hopefully help regulate LFT costs and help consumers who are worried about spending during the cost of living crisis. The healthcare company aims to keep test prices “less than a ‘to-go coffee’ to provide ‘reliable, accurate and affordable’ testing.”

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He added: “As the kits will now be positioned at convenient Tesco outlets across the country, they will be readily available at any time for anyone wishing to get tested.”

It comes as Boots was forced to change the price of its lateral flow tests as others undermined the pharmacy. Superdrug has announced that it will be selling a single lateral flow test for £1.99, as well as a five-pack of tests for £9.79.

Superdrug’s prices are much lower than its rival Boots, which previously charged £5.99 for a test or four-pack for £17. The price war comes as people struggle to order lateral flow tests online amid a rush for free kits while they are still available.