GMB’s doc takes coronavirus test and says why they shouldn’t be sold to public

Dr Hilary Jones joined Good Morning Britain this morning to discuss the coronavirus pandemic.

The doctor revealed how he took the coronavirus test kit, showing the results on live tv after testing negative for the virus.

It's been confirmed that the tests will be available for health care workers to use before being for sale to the general public.

Dr Hilary explained he doesn't think they should be sold online or in shops as it could cause problems.

He said it would be useful to the health care professionals as it reveals if they should self-isolate.

The TV medical professional said: "It's almost like a pregnancy test except you need a drop of blood.

"This migrates up the filter to chemicals which creates an immunoassay. It's looking for particles that come from the virus. The saline there is a control. That is a valid test.

"IGM antibodies are created within seven days of an acute illness and peak around two to three weeks.

"What this test shows, and mine was negative, it shows that you have either had the infection already and you have antibodies and are immune or you haven’t been exposed to the virus."

Dr Hilary warned that it must be a reliable test, saying: "If we have this test they have to be really accurate and specific. There's no point having unreliable tests.

"People could go back to work without immunity and causing more harm than good."

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He continued: "We shouldn’t be selling this to the public. Who is controlling the results and says who can go back to work or not?

"It should be done officially by health care professionals. I hope these won’t be made available on Amazon and Boots to buy. They need to be used by health care professionals first."

Good Morning Britain continues tomorrow at 6am on ITV

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