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How do they confirm Covid if you aren't tested within the "time frame" but later admitted to hospital?

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Crunchymum Thu 24-Sep-20 20:00:57

Also how is it tested for, after death?

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iolaus Thu 24-Sep-20 20:04:51

I seem to remember back in March them saying xrays of covid affected lungs are unique and they can get a diagnosis from that

jomaIone Thu 24-Sep-20 20:06:47

You can see it on chest x-rays and MRIs as far as I understand. Something in the lungs is visible, although that's just from knowing medical professionals!

Crunchymum Thu 24-Sep-20 20:27:45

Thanks for the answer to my musings!!

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lljkk Thu 24-Sep-20 20:44:18

I was told the tests are positive for weeks after someone stopped being infectious <shrug>.

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