Confirmatory PCR Tests Needed

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's COVID Schools Programme Officer, Heather Cook, for the attention of all schools, colleges, young people and families.

Data has shown that only around 49% of positive Lateral Flow home test results associated with Slough schools/colleges have a confirmatory PCR test.

This means that the Lateral Flow result is unconfirmed and not all positive Lateral Flow tests give a positive PCR result. Contract tracing is not always being initiated without a PCR test and variant testing cannot be undertaken. If you think that you might have COVID please make sure that you have a PCR test.