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At-Home Rapid COVID Test Results May Not Be As Accurate As We Think...

Medical experts are now cautioning people who take at-home COVID-19 tests...

Apparently they may not be as reliable as we once thought.


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According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, those who are infected and using the at-home tests should use multiple tests.. over a period of multiple days...

“When you perform an at-home COVID-19 antigen test and you get a positive result, the results are typically accurate,” government officials wrote in a public statement. “However, if you perform an at-home COVID-19 antigen test, you could get a false negative result.”

“If your first home antigen test is negative, we recommend repeating it in 24 to 48 hours,” Dr. Ralph Gonzales, a UC San Francisco associate dean says.

Read more on the LA Times.

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