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How Accurate Is Swab Test?

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Posted on Tue, 14 May 2024
Question: I have a question about an old relationship and if there s a chance even if i have no symptoms that i could have gotten sick and would show up years later, I XXXXXXX take 2 rapid swab teats that say negative , can i trust these and
being symptom free after all this time and move on from this
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Soumen Patra (20 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, you can trust swab test report and move on.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

If your rapid swab test results are negative and you don't have any clinical symptoms right now, you can move on from this.

Rapid swab tests are highly accurate upto 99% and you can trust these reports. You have nothing to worry.

Hope, I have answered your query. Good luck.

Regards,
Dr S Patra
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Soumen Patra (24 hours later)
Thank you for answering me,The possible exposure was from a relationship 8 years ago and I only did the oraquik rapid tests a few months ago both with only the one clear line by the c which says negative , so I can be confident in the results and not have to worry and take more tests correct , I am not feeling sick also and would I after all these years
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Soumen Patra (2 days later)
Brief Answer:
No need to worry with negative test report.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for follow up query.

You have nothing to worry with negative test report. Also, you don't have any clinical symptoms since last 8 years. Ora quik rapid test is highly accurate upto 99%. Therefore, I advise you to be stress free from past incident.

Hope, I have answered your query. Good luck.

Regards,
Dr S Patra
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Dr. Nagamani N.G
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How Accurate Is Swab Test?

Brief Answer: Yes, you can trust swab test report and move on. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for writing to us. If your rapid swab test results are negative and you don't have any clinical symptoms right now, you can move on from this. Rapid swab tests are highly accurate upto 99% and you can trust these reports. You have nothing to worry. Hope, I have answered your query. Good luck. Regards, Dr S Patra