How Accurate are PCR Tests?

PCR test is what many people are using in the US right now if you were to go get Covid tested. How accurate are they though and what can be some major flaws? False positives are definitely an issue here. Keep reading…

  1. “We reported on November 22, 2020 that a landmark court case in Portugal had ruled that the polymerase chain reaction test (PCR) used worldwide to diagnose COVID-19 was not fit for purpose.  Most importantly, the judges ruled that a single positive PCR test cannot be used as an effective diagnosis of infection.

As reported at the time:

“In their ruling, judges Margarida Ramos de Almeida and Ana Paramés referred to several scientific studies. Most notably this study by Jaafar et al., which found that – when running PCR tests with 35 cycles or more – the accuracy dropped to 3%, meaning up to 97% of positive results could be false positives.

The ruling goes on to conclude that, based on the science they read, any PCR test using over 25 cycles is totally unreliable. Governments and private labs have been very tight-lipped about the exact number of cycles they run when PCR testing, but it is known to sometimes be as high as 45. Even fearmonger-in-chief Anthony Fauci has publicly stated anything over 35 is totally unusable.”

So some of the labs are using PCR testing as high as 45 which would be completely inaccurate leading to most positive results being false positives. Checkout the full article here: WHO Finally Admits COVID19 PCR Test Has A ‘Problem’

2. “As a physician, I can’t tell you how disturbed I am that the test that we’re using to drive public policy and quarantine decisions is likely being performed incorrectly and that serious people have known about this issue since September.”

“Back in June, NPR did a nice piece on what Zebra Mussels can tell us about diagnosing coronavirus cases (1). The story is about a researcher who would test lakes using PCR for the presence of Zebra Mussel DNA rather than slogging around in the lakes trying to find these invasive striped clams. He soon realized that by actually getting into the lakes to check, that his test was yielding false positives. Meaning the PCR test was positive that there was mussel DNA in the lake water, but he could find none in that lake. That got me concerned, but again, I was busy as we were just returning to the clinic, so I had better things to do than to research this any further.”

Read the full article here: COVID PCR Test Problems? This Is a Big Deal

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