A recent round of checks at 300 private clinics and laboratories resulted in some 145,000 euros' worth of fines, Italy's specialized health police unit said on Tuesday.
The Caribinieri's NAS (Nuclei Antisofisticazioni e Sanità) uncovered 94 criminal and administrative offences at 67 clinics, according to Italian media reports.
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Some 60 percent of fines related to failure to respect coronavirus prevention measures.
In 15% of cases, the centres did not have the proper permits to conduct the tests.
In another 14%, the centres were fined over delays in informing people that they had tested positive, or a complete failure to do so.
In Italy, the testing procedure varies according to your reasons for getting a test and which part of the country you're in.
Check your local health authority's website for detailed rules where you are, and if in doub, ask a doctor.