LFT and PCR Covid test result discrepancy causes confusion in UK

LFT and PCR Covid test result discrepancy causes confusion in UK

A growing number of reports have emerged from the UK of people testing positive for Covid-19 using lateral flow tests (LFTs), only to test negative during their confirmatory polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Since PCR tests are generally regarded as the ‘gold standard’ for Covid-19 diagnosis, while LFTs can provide more crude results – particularly … Read more