Lateral Flow V PCR – 27/10/2021
We are taking a lot of calls from people who are a few days into an illness with cough or fever. Often they have done a negative lateral flow test at home, but have not done a PCR test.
Lateral Flow Tests are NO GOOD at ruling out covid in people with symptoms. The only test that can do this accurately is a PCR swab test.
If you have symptoms of possible COVID, ie a fever, a new persistent cough or a loss of sense of taste or smell, you MUST arrange a PCR by calling 119 or visiting https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test as soon as the symptoms start.
This way, you will know for sure whether you have COVID & if you need to contact us, we can be confident that we can bring you in for review whilst minimising the risk to other vulnerable people in the waiting room.
Many thanks for your co-operation in this.