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dc.contributor.authorSantos, Sergio
dc.contributor.authorChiesa, Matteo
dc.description.abstractContents Is the PCR test sensitive enough?. page 2 Culturing a virus as reference test page 2 Does a PCR “TRUE POSITIVE” mean INFECTIVITY OR VIRULENCE?. page 2 PCR true positives versus infectivity and virulence. page 3 Explanation of the experiment that shows whether a virus is still infective. page 4 Is there evidence that someone is infectious after PCR results?. page 4 Can successive tests on the same person give contradictory results?. page 5 How long can an inactive virus remain in a body? page 5 PCR kits for SARS Cov2 (manufacturers and asymptomatic) page 6 Conclusion in relation to PCR positives and an advancing pandemic. page 6 Are PCR tests helpful?. page 7 Statistical analysis: PCR positives and deaths (excess deaths) page 7 CONCLUSIONS. page 9en_US
dc.subjectPolymerase Chain Reactionen_US
dc.subjectCoronavirus Infectionsen_US
dc.titlePCR positives: what do they mean?en_US
eihealth.categoryVirus: natural history, transmission and diagnosticsen_US
eihealth.typeOther publicationsen_US
eihealth.maincategorySlow Spread / Reducir la Dispersiónen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM)en_US

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