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Swab test accuracy after get contact with covid-19 patient

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: January 11, 2021 5:08 AM

Anonymous 6 days

Hi, if we had close contact with covid-19 patient, and decided to do swab test the next day after got closed contact with the person… the swab test will be accurate or not?

Dr Sashini Seeni 6 days
General Practitioner

Thank you for your question.

We understand your worries especially towards a potential close contact and possible false negative result of COVID-19 screening test.

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Yes, the swab test is accurate. please follow the instructions and guidelines provided by our government. I would like to encourage you to answer this quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate your concurrent health status.

In need of a second opinion? Our pulmonologist are here to help.

You may also click on this link to directly request a COVID-19 screening test if ever considered on having another test done. Or contact the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC). Other than that, do practice good hand hygiene, social/physical distancing and wear your face mask in public.

CPRC contact:
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Last Updated: Mon Jan 11 2021 05:08:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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