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Omicron: Lateral flow tests may fail to spot the variant when people are most infectious


The PCR testing found that the viral load in saliva was highest in the 1-2 days before the antigen tests returned a positive result.

This suggests the virus was most infectious at this time.

The researchers note that the study is valuable despite the low sample size as the real world study contradicts laboratory research.

They said: “Despite the small numbers of individuals included in this study, the findings are uniquely valuable because of the early detection of Omicron infection in frequent workplace Covid-19 testing to prevent spread.

“In real-world antigen testing, the limit of detection was substantially lower than manufacturers have reported to the FDA based on laboratory validation.”



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