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Lateral flow tests

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AnninGlos Report 18 Jun 2021 10:43

I find this confusing. a report says that around a third of positive lateral flow test results when tested prove to be actually negative. so how can we believe the statistics thrown at us? Are all these false positives counted in the figures before being re-tested? :-S


Bobtanian Report 18 Jun 2021 11:04

a repairman was called to a care home, upon which he was asked to do a lateral flow test...thinking on, he declined, on the grounds that a false positive, would virtually ground all his family..


maggiewinchester Report 18 Jun 2021 11:16

How much taxpayer's money has been spent on this - yet again - useless piece of 'kit'?
More than a £billion.
It's no surprise, by now, that the firm(s) that were offered the contract (s), with no tender process were, yet again, Tory donors!!!


PatinCyprus Report 18 Jun 2021 12:31

Out here if it's a positive on a flow test it is checked by a different test.


Von Report 18 Jun 2021 13:12

Lateral flow are supposed to be for people who don’t have symptoms.

If you get a positive result you get a PCR test to confirm.


nameslessone Report 18 Jun 2021 14:25

The possibility of a false negative is much more worrying.


maggiewinchester Report 18 Jun 2021 15:41

Why don't they just use tests that work but take them more often?
They could, perhaps, employ more people to analyse the tests,
for a quicker result.


Tawny Report 18 Jun 2021 22:08

Mr Owl has to use lateral flow tests twice a week as he works in construction. A false positive or negative could have ended up shutting down several building sites. Now he’s changed jobs it would just be one but either way it could lives, money etc.