New Products Launch | Diagnostic Tests

Hygiene UK is a leading provider of diagnostic tests and medical devices, and throughout the pandemic we’ve been kept busy with Covid-19 lateral flow tests; supplying the vast majority of Government approved testing centres, together with local authorities, and private companies. Our customer’s reside throughout the UK, the EU, New Zealand and Canada. Driven by […]

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Ukraine Support Project

We’re delighted to have been able to contribute to the delivery of aid safely consigned to those in need on the Polish / Ukraine border. Hygiene UK’s donation was 200,000 surgical face masks destined for hospital use. Thanks to our friends Plane Talking Products Limited for leading this initiative.   […]

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Flowflex SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test Receives Health Canada Approval

Flowflex SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Tests have gained Health Canada sales & import authorisation for lab-based and point of care testing. The Health Canada has assessed the relative sensitivity & specicificity, and accurancy of each approved test, with Flowflew performing as follows: Relative Sensitivity: 97.1% Relative Specificity: 99.5% Accuracy: 98.8% The tests are authorised for the […]

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Healgen Rapid Antigen Tests Receives New Zealand Governmental Approval

Healgen Rapid Antigen Tests have been authorised by the Director-General of Health at Ministry of Health – Manatū Hauora, New Zealand. The Ministry of Health – Manatū Hauora’s performance requirements for COVID-19 rapid antigen tests are internationally aligned with technical specifications published by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the European Commission. The MoH has […]

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Flowflex SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test Receives TGA Approval In Australia

Flowflex SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test has been authorised for as a self-test by the Australian Government Department of Heath Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The TGA’s performance requirements for COVID-19 rapid antigen self-tests are internationally aligned with technical specifications published by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the European Commission. This includes a clinical sensitivity of […]

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Christmas Opening Times

Our office & warehouse closes for the festive season at 5:30pm on December 23rd, but will be open on the following dates for limited orders and despatch of goods… Tuesday 28th Dec Wednesday 29th Dec Thursday 30th Dec Friday 31st Dec We’ll re-open as normal on Tuesday 4th January. In the meantime please contact us […]

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Covid: Lateral flow tests more accurate than first thought, study finds

Lateral flow tests (LFTs) are very good at detecting people most likely to spread Covid-19 and positive results should be trusted, say University College London researchers. When LFTs were introduced, they were criticised for being less accurate than PCR tests, which are analysed in a lab. But the study found rapid tests were “a very […]

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Face coverings to be reintroduced in secondary schools in Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, and RCT

The decision has been made due to high case rates in younger people, particularly those between 11 and 15, a statement from Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board said Secondary schools in Merthyr Tydfil, Bridgend, and Rhondda Cynon Taf are reintroducing face coverings until half term as a precautionary measure. The decision has been made […]

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Flowflex™ COVID-19 Home Test Receives FDA EUA

ACON Laboratories, Inc., a leading global medical device manufacturer for 25 years, announced today that its Flowflex™ COVID-19 Antigen Home Test has been authorised for emergency use (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test is a simple nasal swab test which will soon be available for purchase without a […]

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Testimonials

We first ordered products from Hygiene UK at the start of the pandemic as our usual suppliers could not supply, and had increased their prices drastically. We were offered competitively priced and good quality PPE at a time when not many suppliers could. You delivered timely deliveries to all of my locations, and your team are always friendly and helpful. I will continue to work with you when required.

We've used Hygiene UK many times and have nothing but good things to say. Great Prices, reliable & quick delivery. We use Hygiene UK to supply our blue-chip clients so confidence is a must! Thoroughly recommend!

A vast range of PPE products at competitive prices, but crucially the expertise behind the products and the quality of them is second to none.

A great company to deal with, extremely reliable with a good range of products. Excellent product knowledge, great communication & customer service, fair prices and fast delivery.

Hygiene UK is great business providing essential supplies to essential services.

Huge range of products at great prices. At a time of desperate need many were taking advantage of people, but not Hygiene UK. They have helped us and have been nothing but perfect. If you’re looking for masks, gloves, aprons, etc please give the team at Hygiene UK a call!

Pleasure to deal with, great communication and overall service levels. Highly recommended.

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