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Discussion: Oh no!

in: bbrooke; bbrooke > 2022-11-17

Nov 19, 2022 2:50 PM # 
Cristina:
Hope your illness is short and you recover well.
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Nov 19, 2022 3:45 PM # 
JanetT:
If positive, I hope you get over it quickly. Take care!
Nov 20, 2022 2:01 AM # 
jjcote:
They recently extended the expiration dates on a lot of those test kits, so they're likely accurate.
Nov 20, 2022 2:16 AM # 
maprunner:
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!
Nov 20, 2022 4:11 AM # 
yurets:
I will pray to the saviour of humankind, the Lord Jesus, that you fully recover
Nov 20, 2022 5:31 AM # 
bbrooke:
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
Nov 21, 2022 3:11 AM # 
Soupbone:
Hang in there and hope for good results
Nov 21, 2022 7:07 PM # 
jjcote:
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?)

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