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Advise please chaps

My son has been sent home from work as a colleague got tested positive. This was on Monday. My son had no symptoms but I believe itís too early anyway.

Iíve booked him for a test tomorrow all the way in Portsmouth.

Does anyone know if the test would be able to show he had it if he only caught it three days earlier?

All this info out there but Iím still unsure.

Any help most appreciated but no guesses please chaps

 


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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 26 Aug 20 11.27pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle

Advise please chaps

My son has been sent home from work as a colleague got tested positive. This was on Monday. My son had no symptoms but I believe itís too early anyway.

Iíve booked him for a test tomorrow all the way in Portsmouth.

Does anyone know if the test would be able to show he had it if he only caught it three days earlier?

All this info out there but Iím still unsure.

Any help most appreciated but no guesses please chaps

There can be false results and also fragments of the virus can be left in the person from months ago to test positive. Tests wonít say when infected.

Iíve lost track of Covid antibody test and if weíre doing it but I think some are getting one. Could be wrong and Iím more looking at cases that mean little with low hospitalisations and deaths.

Your son couldíve caught it off him and not know for 5-7 days I think. Because the virus is becoming so weak and vulnerable people are still shielding, especially older people, the worry isnít there. The cases (not illnesses) wouldnít be there either but theyíre testing the s*** out of everyone and finding loads asymptomatic people testing positive.

I guess your concern is if you yourself get quarantined (your responsibility or prerogative in reality) Other than that I wouldnít worry about it if his wages are covered. Many self employed just wouldnít bother unless they feel ill. But you can always social distance or isolate if feeling responsible if a vulnerable person catches it. If I was vulnerable I wouldnít put myself in danger but thatís the argument of the year.

Edited by Rudi Hedman (26 Aug 2020 11.29pm)

 


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Portsmouth is a bit far. Is there a red light district tour youíre both getting your way through or something, or are you doing a late night p*** tv show of dad teaches son plating and drilling?

 


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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 27 Aug 20 3.37am Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle

Advise please chaps

My son has been sent home from work as a colleague got tested positive. This was on Monday. My son had no symptoms but I believe itís too early anyway.

Iíve booked him for a test tomorrow all the way in Portsmouth.

Does anyone know if the test would be able to show he had it if he only caught it three days earlier?

All this info out there but Iím still unsure.

Any help most appreciated but no guesses please chaps

Many people are asymptomatic. He'd still be able to pass it on so that is something to consider with regard to who he is around over the next couple of weeks. Asymptomatic individuals are more likely to test negative even if they aren't. In symptomatic individuals, symptoms can appear 2-14 days after exposure - 5 days is the average. People can become infectious around to 2 days before symptoms begin. I assume he's taking a test to check for active infection rather than antibodies. The latter would not be as well suited.

This is the best information I could find: [Link] The suggestion being that for those who are exposed and eventually test positive, the false negative rate can be high even days after a result (as high as 67% on day 4), but that depends largely on the specific test used.

I have no idea of what company's test your son would be using but 'assuming' that they've got better over time and that "MIT Medical is using a test that has been shown to have a false-negative rate of less than 5 percent five days post exposure", I would be inclined to think that if the test is reliable and sensitive it would at least be encouraging to get a negative result. Not conclusive though since it's only been 3-4 days since he's been in that environment. Regardless of result, he should keep a low profile for a week or so longer I'd say.

The tests have a lot of shortcomings really. Better than nothing, but unable to give a complete picture in certain circumstances. The real game changer would be the Israeli breathe test with instant results. So far a few false positives but no false negatives: [Link] If they can find tune it a bit more and roll it out it would be a tremendous advancement.

In your shoes I'd ask for the specific name and manufacturer of the test and do a bit of research on it. Best of luck and good health to your son.


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Rudi/Bluejay - thanks for the replies guys

 


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Please don't take the vaccine or let any of yuor loved ones and friends take it.

 


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View Tim Gypsy Hill '64's Profile Tim Gypsy Hill '64 Flag Stoke sub normal 27 Aug 20 4.47pm Send a Private Message to Tim Gypsy Hill '64 Add Tim Gypsy Hill '64 as a friend

Originally posted by SpyroCrystal

Please don't take the vaccine or let any of yuor loved ones and friends take it.

Come on then, what's the conspiracy?

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 27 Aug 20 5.10pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

My wife has had the test, and she says they don't advertise the procedure because it is like having a long drill put up your nose and into your brain.

The test process isn't perfect, because our knowledge of CV-19 is in its infancy. However, it's all we've got.

Early stages of infection can give no symptoms and still give a negative result.

My wife gets tested again this coming Sunday, and that's a 60 mile drive to Brighton, as our nearest testing centre. And you can't just turn up. The tests have to be pre-booked.

Best of luck with everyones tests

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 27 Aug 20 5.16pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Originally posted by Tim Gypsy Hill '64

Come on then, what's the conspiracy?

It's not just an undeveloped vaccine, but it also contains a microchip so that the Government can track all your movements. If you participate in antisocial behaviour, Government Special Agents can remotely self-destruct the microchip as it passes close to your brain/heart, thus killing you.

 


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Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

It's not just an undeveloped vaccine, but it also contains a microchip so that the Government can track all your movements. If you participate in antisocial behaviour, Government Special Agents can remotely self-destruct the microchip as it passes close to your brain/heart, thus killing you.

Same at Selhurst. If Palace ever score more than 5 in a game the world will be destroyed. This carries a very low threat level.

 

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Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

It's not just an undeveloped vaccine, but it also contains a microchip so that the Government can track all your movements. If you participate in antisocial behaviour, Government Special Agents can remotely self-destruct the microchip as it passes close to your brain/heart, thus killing you.

It's TRUE.
If your really lucky tom cruise resues you in a helicopter and shocks you with a defibrillator.
Shame he was to late for that other tart, but I'm sure he will be on time and pre charged for you.

 

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Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

It's not just an undeveloped vaccine, but it also contains a microchip so that the Government can track all your movements. If you participate in antisocial behaviour, Government Special Agents can remotely self-destruct the microchip as it passes close to your brain/heart, thus killing you.

I believe this is not far from one of the theories going around on the interweb

 


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