LFT results

When the government started offering free LFTs to anyone who wanted them - and encouraged us to use them twice weekly in order to keep ourselves and others safe - I thought this was a good idea and got some for husband and self.

Unfortunately, they’re causing me big problems because I keep getting false positives. The LFT says positive but the follow-up PCR is negative, proving that I didn’t actually have Covid.

I’ve tried tests from different boxes but they keep showing positive. The only time I got a negative was when I had a cold!.

I’m wondering if there’s something in my meds - either the DMARDs or my asthma inhalers - which is skewing the results.

Anyway, I’ve given them up as being less than useful for my particular circumstances but wondered if anyone else was experiencing similar issues with them.


  • BettyMac
    BettyMac Member Posts: 200

    So - just me, then 🙂

  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,686

    Maybe you're just unique😀 I know the tests aren't 100% reliable but had thought that that false negatives were more likely than false positives. I've not even got any so I don't know how I'd be. Just keep the true negatives coming😀

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