Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Mini Review Volume 4 Issue 12

Recommendations for False Negative Covid-19 PCR Tests Patients

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.


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