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5 minutes ago, jaymann said:

It's my thread.

I called 111, they were adamant of the negative result and stood by it after checking the lab report. They refused to book another PCR. They initially tried to blame the LFTs. My partner has done 12 since Weds AM, 10 of which have been positive. They then queried the private lab test saying it could have been dodgy, till I told them which lab did it. I was then put on hold for 5 minutes whilst she spoke to a clinical manager, then she came back to tell me to send it all in an email and they'll try and look in to it tomorrow.

That's shocking but not surprising.

I suspect it is a swabbing issue. Funnelling so many people through one point puts pressure on the swabbers to get through as many as possible. 

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19 minutes ago, jaymann said:

It's my thread.

I called 111, they were adamant of the negative result and stood by it after checking the lab report. They refused to book another PCR. They initially tried to blame the LFTs. My partner has done 12 since Weds AM, 10 of which have been positive. They then queried the private lab test saying it could have been dodgy, till I told them which lab did it. I was then put on hold for 5 minutes whilst she spoke to a clinical manager, then she came back to tell me to send it all in an email and they'll try and look in to it tomorrow.

Why would anyone do 4 LFTs a day?

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29 minutes ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

This also happened to a friend of mine. They had a positive LFD then PCR gave them a negative. They took two more LFDs both positive. 111 refused to give them a further PCR test. They told them it must have been a faulty batch of LFDs. A line I've heard a few times. This raises so many issues: 

a) if they know there's a faulty batch out there why haven't they recalled them. If there isn't why the hell are 111 advising them about a faulty batch.

b) swabbing issues. The last time I took someone up for a PCR they barely put the swab up the nose. This happened with my friend as well. 

c) is there control issues in the lab? 

d) what about symptomatic people who don't take an LFD but go straight to testing as advised by the Govt. How many of them are being given incorrect results?

Having read the thread on Twitter it seems this is happening to numerous people and not just a one off.

Let's hope this isn't another one of those great Government cock ups again.

Is that why those LFDs were dumped recently? Were they faulty?

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Swab testing at the grandstand has always raised some comments, quite a few people over the last year have said some don’t go that far up the nose whatsoever, but the human DNA test that Dr Glover set up covers that possible error so who knows what is going on.

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37 minutes ago, Numbnuts said:

Okay I accept your explanation but not sure about it . Lets see how I get on in the morning at Ronaldsway . 

It will be fine, family yesterday came from a France and went through no problems, as long as you have QR code & have PCR booked 

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3 minutes ago, James Blonde said:

Why would anyone do 4 LFTs a day?

Sorry, know that seemes excessive. When I contacted the lab they wondered if it was an issue in FlowFlex vs Hughes, so have been doing them side by side on some of the recent tests. Even the lab thought it was a 'cross-reaction' and were surprised to find out she was actually positive.

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2 minutes ago, jaymann said:

Sorry, know that seemes excessive. When I contacted the lab they wondered if it was an issue in FlowFlex vs Hughes, so have been doing them side by side on some of the recent tests. Even the lab thought it was a 'cross-reaction' and were surprised to find out she was actually positive.

Who was the lab Jay?

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1 minute ago, Annoymouse said:

Who was the lab Jay?

They've asked not to be publicly named and I've got to respect that. Sorry.

But they're issuing a medically certified certificate of positive result and I've got to send that to 111 by email along with what's happened for them to look at if they get time tomorrow 🤦‍♂️

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