Benabdellah A1*, Brahimi H1, Badla Y1, Benabdellah Y2 and Labdouni MH2
1Faculty of Medicine, University Abou Bekr Belkaid, Tlemcen, Algeria
2University of Oran 1, Oran, Algeria
*Corresponding Author: Benabdellah A, Faculty of Medicine, University Abou Bekr Belkaid, Tlemcen, Algeria..
Received: September 22, 2020; Published: November 18, 2020
The current Covid-19 pandemic imposes a diagnostic strategy for the care of patients. The sensitivity for the Covid-19 PCR is 56 to 83%. A single negative test can rule out Covid-19 in the majority of situations. However, since the negative predictive value of the test is between 88 and 95%, it is essential to ensure the follow-up of these patients. For those with typical symptoms, a negative test should be interpreted with caution and a second test may be indicated.
Keywords: Covid-19; PCR; False Negative Covid-19
Citation: Benabdellah A., et al. “Recommendations for False Negative Covid-19 PCR Tests Patients". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.12 (2020): 26-27.
Copyright: © 2020 Benabdellah A., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.