COVID PCR Testing

A positive test is not necessarily a positive COVID case. We know from studies that we can have false-positive tests. In some studies, there are 60, 70, or 80% false positives because the majority of testing is done by what is called a PCR test.  PCR stands for polymerase chain reaction test. PCR testing works by making lots of copies (amplifying) of an original swab sample of DNA, running the sample through “cycles” of amplification. The number of cycles is critical. If the number is too high, it will lead…