Thousands of PCR tests deemed invalid in Victoria
Thousands of people in Melbourne have been advised their PCR test results are invalid after waiting in long testing queues and several days for results.
Melbourne Pathology sent a text message to thousands of symptomatic people, reading:
“Your COVID sample is no longer suitable to be tested and no result can be provided. If currently symptomatic, assume you are positive and arrange rapid antigen or repeat PCR swab confirmation as appropriate”.
It’s believed the results have been deemed invalid due to being left in the lab too long – which causes samples to lose their efficacy.
A spokesperson from Victoria’s Department of Health said the issue was due to a huge backlog caused by the high demand of PCR tests.
( Source : Sky News Australia Youtube Channel )
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