- Apr 8, 2014
Take that up with the NHS.Lateral flow tests are not 99.9% accurate. More like 70%. I know people who have had them taken and came back negative when a PCR test came back positive.
Even when I was in Guys hospital a couple of weeks ago the nurses there all stated they were not accurate and they did PCR tests instead.
“Research shows rapid tests are 99.9% accurate. This means the chance of getting a false-positive result (where the result shows as positive but is actually negative) is extremely low.”
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