Hope your illness is short and you recover well.
If positive, I hope you get over it quickly. Take care!
They recently extended the expiration dates on a lot of those test kits, so they're likely accurate.
Yeah, the expiration dates are not complete. They have to have real-time data, and they were rushed out with 6 months data. Now that more time has passed, the expiration dates can be extended. More info here: https://www.popsci.com/diy/covid-test-expiration-d...
Hope you have a mild case and recover soon!
I will pray to the saviour of humankind, the Lord Jesus, that you fully recover
I checked the lot numbers on my tests; one was still expired even with the extension (as of July) and the other is now valid until December. So I guess it's confirmed even though I'm still waiting on the PCR results from Boulder County's lab. Sigh...
I still feel crappy but haven't gotten any worse, thankfully. I had a telehealth visit yesterday and the PA said that days 3-5 are usually the worst (I guess I'm on day 4 if Wednesday was day 1?). I've had all five COVID shots so maybe that's helping. On the downside, he also said one in three people have symptoms that linger for a few months (cough, fatigue, brain fog).
Yuriy, you're not in Alabama anymore -- you can stop pretending. :-P
Hang in there and hope for good results
For anybody else reading this, my guess would be that an expired test could be more likely to give you a false negative reading (old chemicals just don't react the way they're supposed to and so don't detect the virus), but if you get a positive reading, that's probably valid.
Anybody else know more about this? (Mary?)