COVID-19 Testing: The Threat of False-Negative Results

As health care systems around the world attempt to cope with the
coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID19) “tsunami,” concerns about ongoing
spread of disease from individuals who are infected without symptoms have been raised.1,2 Efforts to develop and implement testing protocols are underway, and expanded testing for COVID-19 is a necessary immediate step toward understanding and resolving this crisis.3 As tests become more available, observing principles of evidence-based clinical reasoning concerning the meaning of diagnostic test results is essential.

COVID-19 Testing: The Threat of False-Negative Results
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