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Samcj02 Fri 04-Sep-20 20:03:56

Hi my daughters friend who she’s very close to and sits by regularly at school and on the bus, his dad and uncle have just tested positive for Covid..however himself, his mum and his sister are negative. He took the test yesterday and has bend off school since..so as he’s tested negative there’s no need to panic right? The Covid incubation period I’d he had it would it show positive? Thanks and sorry for rambling on!

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Egghead68 Fri 04-Sep-20 20:10:20

The tests miss around 30% of positive cases.

Samcj02 Fri 04-Sep-20 20:18:20

Thanks maybe it’s worth ordering a test if wait to see if DD shows symptoms??

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amicissimma Fri 04-Sep-20 20:50:49

I don't think you need to worry unless your DD's friend shows symptoms or has a positive test, in which case she (your DD) should isolate for 14 days. If she shows symptoms she should take a test. If it is negative she needs to finish the 14 days, if it is positive, you and your household need to isolate for 14 days.

If her friend was tested too early the test will show negative although the disease is incubating in his body.

amicissimma Fri 04-Sep-20 20:52:52

I've just realised that it sounds as if I'm saying that I think the friend definitely has it. I meant that if he does, it will not show up if tested too early. He may indeed have a negative test because he doesn't have Covid.

Samcj02 Fri 04-Sep-20 21:06:38

amicissimma

I don't think you need to worry unless your DD's friend shows symptoms or has a positive test, in which case she (your DD) should isolate for 14 days. If she shows symptoms she should take a test. If it is negative she needs to finish the 14 days, if it is positive, you and your household need to isolate for 14 days.

If her friend was tested too early the test will show negative although the disease is incubating in his body.

Thankyou, you e just reiterated what I was thinking 😊x

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Bol87 Fri 04-Sep-20 23:24:31

Aghhhh if I see one more ‘30% of tests are not accurate/false negatives etc’ .. we CANNOT live life assuming every test is wrong. Otherwise, we may as well not bother taking them & just assume we are all positive!

dementedpixie Fri 04-Sep-20 23:32:44

He has to isolate for 14 days. Its only an issue if he gets symptoms. Your dd doesn't need a test unless he gets symptoms and tests positive. His negative test means nothing if its within the 14 days incubation period

dementedpixie Fri 04-Sep-20 23:34:53

As an amendment to my previous post, your dd shouldn't get a test unless she gets symptoms

Samcj02 Sat 05-Sep-20 08:05:37

Thanks everyone smile

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Egghead68 Sat 05-Sep-20 11:59:30

@Bol87 it’s not an assumption, it’s fact. More accurate tests are in the pipeline though.

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