VENTNOR – The Federal Bureau of Investigation Newark Office issued a public service announcement Friday, Dec. 4 for those who may have had finger prick COVID-19 testing at a Ventnor diagnostic lab.
If you were recently tested for COVID-19 at Infinity Diagnostic Laboratory, located at 6715 Atlantic Ave. in Ventnor, you are urged to be retested as soon as possible. Also, if you were tested using a finger prick blood test at that location, please contact the FBI at NK-Victim-Assistance@FBI.gov.
FBI agents visited the Ventnor testing site on Thursday “conducting official business” with partner law enforcement agencies, an FBI spokesperson said.
As stated on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website, “rapid” finger prick blood tests for COVID-19 are antibody tests and should not be used for diagnosing active cases of COVID-19. Only a test that uses a nasal swab or saliva should be used to diagnose active cases of COVID-19.
Your response is voluntary but would be useful in a federal investigation. Based on the response provided, you may be contacted by the FBI and asked to provide additional information.