Cold temperatures could affect accuracy of at-home COVID-19 tests | WGAL

Cold Temps Affect Accuracy of Mailed COVID Tests | WGAL

Summary

You can't test positive if you don't take the test.

The freezing temperatures may be too cold for COVID-19 tests.

The federal government has started shipping free at-home COVID-19 tests

"The cold weather can absolutely have an impact on testing," said Dr. Nathan Ledeboer, medical director of Medical College of Wisconsin clinical labs.

He recommends following up with a PCR test.

Test kits have a built-in mechanism to show if the kit fail

Source

WGAL is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States and serving the Susquehanna Valley region. The station is owned by the Hearst Television subsidiary of New York City-based Hearst Communications. 

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