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I have had 4 lateral flow test and so far all are negative.

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I have had 4 lateral flow test and so far all are negative. Can I still go to work
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Tim Brown replied 17 days ago.

Good evening, I am Dr Ruff, thank you for con

Expert:  Tim Brown replied 17 days ago.

One lateral flow test is adequate for routine screening for COVID, however if you are symptomatic of COVID, then a PCR test is required, a lateral flow test is not currently considered acceptable if you have symptoms of COVID.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
I have had no symptoms of COVID
Expert:  Tim Brown replied 16 days ago.

Okay thanks. So what is the reason for your question?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Just wanted to know if it is still safe to go to work that's all.
Expert:  Tim Brown replied 15 days ago.

Okay thanks. So yes, if you have no symptoms, a test is not relevant. If you are routinely screening with a lateral flow, then you would only get a PCR test if any were positive. If you however ever get symptoms, the lateral flow test is currently not appropriate, you should get a PCR test instead.