Physicians' Dilemma of False-Positive RT-PCR for COVID-19: a Case Report

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SN Compr Clin Med. 2021 Jan 2:1-4. doi: 10.1007/s42399-020-00655-9. Online ahead of print.


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has played havoc on this world’s health and economics since its outbreak in December 2019. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) has been the gold standard to diagnose severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Still, few false-positive reports are emerging up that add to the physicians’ dilemma and maintenance of health statistics.

PMID:33426468 | PMC:PMC7778390 | DOI:10.1007/s42399-020-00655-9