The Importance of Diagnostics

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The Importance of Diagnostics

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Healthcare Diagnostics: The Future of a Vital Industry

Randox was established in 1982 to address the need for accurate and readily available diagnostic tests to improve patient diagnosis. Around 70% of all medical decisions are based on laboratory results, and so, not surprisingly, we believe that earlier, more accurate and more accessible diagnostics are the key to improving global health and saving lives.

And yet, until now, in spite of their contribution to clinical decision making, and the important role they play in patient outcomes, diagnostic tests have only accounted for 2% of the UK’s national health budget.

But things are changing. What was once a little-understood industry, working diligently behind-the-scenes, has quickly become an area of interest and relevance to just about everybody, given the key role the sector has played during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Whilst regrettable that it has taken a pandemic to bring the health diagnostics sector into focus, it is a positive step forward for healthcare that the huge national and international scope of our sector is now rightly acknowledged.

Click the links below to hear from a range of clinicians, pathologists and public officials on the importance of diagnostics, and from our customers on their experience of Randox testing technologies.

  • Key Opinion Leaders
  • Clinical Customers
  • COVID-19 Testing Service Customers
  • Case Studies
  • Randox in the media
  • Diagnostics in the media

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

22 September 2020

Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock

21 September 2020

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Alderman John Smyth

26 June 2020

Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock

25 June 2020

Minister for Innovation James Bethell

25 June 2020

Minister for Innovation James Bethell

11 June 2020

Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock

23 April 2020

UK Research and Innovation Chief Executive Prof Sir Mark Walport

29 January 2019

Minister of State for Northern Ireland John Penrose

07 December 2018

Chair Life Sciences Industrial Strategy Sir John Bell

22 February 2018

Quality Control Technologies Specialist Sten Westgard

07 October 2016

Tánaiste and Fine Gael Leader Leo Varadkar

18 March 2015

Adrian Cudmore NHS

Dr Caje Moniz NHS

Dr Rosa Sierra Amor

Dr Bianca Thakkar

Dr Anil Shah

Dr Pragati Desai

Dr Pramod Ingale

Dr Rajeev Mehta

Dr Simple Bhuptani

Dr SM Patel

Dr Trupti Patel

Dr A Vahed Mulla

Belfast International Airport MD Graham Keddie

12 January 2021

Liverpool Airport Commercial Director Lucy O’Shaughnessy

23 December 2020

Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison

16 November 2020

Randox Health client travelling with TUI

17 October 2020

Randox Health client travelling from Glasgow

08 September 2020

Pure Health Passenger Screening Manager Maria El Houari

02 September 2020

Irish Football Association Risk Manager Corinne Lannie

25 July 2020

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce CEO Paul Cherpeau

23 July 2020

NSCB Medical College

07 July 2020

Norbrook Laboratories

27 May 2020

Royal Free Hospital London

16 July 2017

LUKMEF Cameroon

03 October 2016

Biomédica de Referencia

18 March 2015

Belfast Newsletter

15 February 2021

Daily Mirror/Belfast Live

24 November 2020

The Sunday Times

01 March 2020

Mail Online

21 March 2019


04 January 2019

The Sun

05 July 2012

Mail Online

09 August 2014

The Telegraph

12 August 2016

The Daily Telegraph

24 June 2020

The Times

22 January 2018

The Irish Times

23 December 2016

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Official statement from Randox on Covid-19 testing

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03 April 2020



On the emergence of the Covid-19 threat Randox utilised their years of regulated diagnostic experience to quickly develop and robustly validate a test for the Covid-19 virus.  Randox had significant confidence in this test and presented them to Public Health England (PHE) for evaluation.  PHE were managing this validation process for each of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The UK Government showed significant confidence in Randox’s capability and conducted full engagement and planning subject to PHE acceptance of the Randox test.  When PHE acceptance was granted, the Randox part in the national plan had been prepared and was quickly initiated.

We understand that the national plan for the testing of key workers is exactly that, a national plan, inclusive of Northern Ireland.  Initially relatively small numbers of tests were sent to the areas of significant national threat in London.

The planning for the national distribution of test kits is being managed by the various relevant statutory agencies however Randox has made the case that tests should be made available locally.  Following that engagement, tests have now been made directly available within Northern Ireland and Randox will continue to support Northern Ireland within the UK national plan.

Randox have acted with speed and initiative throughout this crisis and will continue to ramp up our testing capability to support the national testing plan for key workers in Northern Ireland.

Every part of Randox’s business is focused on doing everything we can to support the Covid-19 testing programme, to both save lives and ensure the speediest possible return to a more normal society.

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