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Mon Mar 30, 2020, 10:28 PM

My Experience Trying to Obtain a Covid-19 Test in Texas

Not only was it difficult, but when I finally got one, it was inconclusive.

https://livingbluetx.com/2020/03/31/my-experience-covid-test-texas/

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Shell_Seas Mar 2020 OP
Mystery sage Mar 2020 #1
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leighbythesea2 Mar 2020 #3

Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 10:44 PM

1. Maybe a defective Chinese type?

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Response to Mystery sage (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 10:52 PM

2. Tldr; the accuracy of the tests depends on viral load, meaning...

If you are early in the infection or recovering, it may not be detected. So, they don't give a negative at all, instead they say not detected, but that doesn't mean you don't have it.

It took 13 days after my first symptoms to finally get tested, by then I was recovering and fever free. It was too late.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 11:33 PM

3. Was told

By friends in Frontline medical positions that the swab proficiency when they administer the test, matters a lot.

One is a nurse and thinks she got it. Went into quarantine but test came back negative. The other (her sister) told me they both think her negative test result--was a false negative.
But we dont know the % average of that happening.

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