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  1. Apr 2022
  2. Sep 2020
    1. Poorly timed testing, if conducted infrequently, could lead to false positives or false negatives,

      A "false negative" can be made more likely if testing too soon or too late. Though also if there's no virus in the specimen but it is in the human it's arguable if you can even call it a false negative.

      But false positives and the timing of a test makes no sense. False positives are inherently independent of when someone is infected... because they're not infected but the test comes back positive. So it's meaningless to say false positives depend on the time of a test.