A study has found that the common test may be more than 90 percent effective at detecting people at their most infectious.
It could explain why some lateral flows are coming back negative before people receive positive PCR tests.
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Scientists have claimed they found the anser to why so many lateral flows come back negative before people receive a positive PCR test result.
They say that the LFT tests are actually more accurate than they were originally thought to be but can’t be compared to how PCRs work directly as the two tests work differently.
The scientisits found LFTs are likely more than 80 percent effective at detecting any level of infection.
They also suspect that LFTS are more than 90 percent effective at detecting the presence of coronavirus in those who are most infectious.