In the UK there have been growing numbers of cases reported where people who are tested positive on Lateral Flow Test/ Rapid Antigen Test then test negative on a PCR test. PHE which is Public Health England is investigating and are collecting as much information on this as possible to see why this is the case.
Some scientists have said that it needs thorough investigation including to see the possibility that a new strain of Covid-19 may have been detected which is only detected with Lateral Flow Tests yet and not with the help of PCR.
In a statement, Susan Hopkins, Chief Medical Adviser at the UK Health Security Agency, said that “we are aware of some people getting false lateral flow tests with later on getting a negative PCR test and we are looking into the matter”.
She further said that “you have to take a PCR test to confirm you are Covid-19 positive and if you are positive you must isolate yourself and then take a PCR to end your isolation”.
You can book a PCR test from Point 19 Testing where you can book a test from anywhere in the UK, so regardless of what Town or City you live in, whether you are searching for PCR test in Rotterdam, PCR test in Sheffield, PCR test in Bradford, PCR test in Calder dale.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LATERAL FLOW TEST/Rapid Antigen Test AND A PCR TEST
Lateral flow tests, also called Rapid Antigen tests, are quick tests you can do at home if you have no Covid-19 symptoms. For example, if your workplace is asking you to test twice a week just to be on the safe side you would take a lateral flow test. These tests involve swabbing your nose and you will have to wait only 30 minutes to get your results. Rapid Antigen Tests or Lateral Flow Tests can be ordered online at Point 19 Testing if you have any confusion with performing the test you call them on 0330-3830309
PCR is used to detect the presence of the COVID-19 virus, like the Lateral Flow Tests that involve swabbing your nose you also swab your tonsils but are deemed to be more accurate. You can get a PCR test if you are going somewhere or planning a holiday overseas. These tests can be booked from any city by typing your city simply like PCR test in Rotterdam, PCR test in Sheffield, PCR test in Bradford, PCR test in Calder dale. The test results of PCR are meant to be sent in the laboratory hence they become more accurate and your results can take 12 to 36 hours. At covid19fittofly.com their testing centers are available in all major cities nationwide so if you are planning to stay in some other city before flying you can take your tests there as well. These cities include PCR test in Rotterdam, PCR test in Sheffield, PCR test in Bradford, PCR test in Calder dale, PCR test in Kirk lees, PCR test in Leeds, PCR test in Wakefield.
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