Covid 19 Lab Tests Aren’t 100%

March 26

Here’s a good article from the “Washington Post” about how lab tests are not as straight forward as we often think. No lab test is ever 100% accurate, terms like “sensitivity” and “specificity”are used to describe how many false negatives and false positives can be expected statistically. 

From the Washington Post “A ‘Negative’ Coronavirus Test Result Doesn’t Always Mean You Aren’t Infected.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2020/03/26/negative-coronavirus-test-result-doesnt-always-mean-you-arent-infected/