Across town, more urgent care centers and community clinics are offering COVID-19 testing… results as fast as 15 minutes. You can equate it to whether you go to a fast food chain for food or a gourmet restaurant. So there are some out there that run five minutes to 45 minutes or an hour. Those tend to have a little bit less sensitivity and could give a lot of false negatives. That means you could have the virus and the test didn’t catch it. Most people think all COVID tests are created equal, and they’re not. Rapid tests may be giving patients a false sense of security.
‘Faster Doesn’t Mean Better’ | Rapid COVID-19 Testing May Not Be as Reliable as Traditional Tests
Published June 29, 2020 | Best in Video