I've tested positive for covid-19 on jan 3rd
after isolation i was meant to go back to work but my workplace requires a negative test before i can i consulted with my gp who advised me that re-testing will still show a positive result for weeks?
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19: Agree with earlier response. "You can be PCR-positive for weeks to months but you probably aren’t infectious. You’re just shedding little bits of dead RNA. The test does not distinguish live virus from dead virus.” REF: https://www.aamc.org/news-insights/your-covid-19-testing-questions-answered . Recommend dr. provide note regarding clinical status if retest is positive.
10 viewsAnswered Jan 19, 2021
Last updated Jan 19, 2021
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