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The Negative RT-PCR Test is Enough to Rule Out Covıd-19 in Cancer Patients or Not? Covıd-19 or Not?

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Selin Akturk Esen*, Oznur Bal, Efnan Algin, Yusuf Acu0131kgoz, Merve Dirikoc, Gokhan Ucar1, Lale Damgaci, Yakup Ergun, Irfan Esen3, Hurrem Bodur and Dogan Uncu

Dates: Received: 2020-09-15 | Accepted: 2020-09-29 | Published: 2020-09-30
Pages: 186-189


At the end of 2019, a new coronavirus pneumonia turned into an epidemic in China and then spread to other countries around the world. This disease was identified as the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) disease. SARS-CoV-2 RNA is detected by Reverse-Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR). A positive test for SARS-CoV-2 may confirm the diagnosis of COVID-19, but the results of false negativity and false positivity can be confusing. This article describes the negative COVID-19 RNA RT-PCR test results of four cancer patients with symptoms/clinical findings suggestive of COVID-19 and also computed tomography findings consistent with viral pneumonia.

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© 2020 Esen SA, et al. Distributed under Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0

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Esen SA, Bal Ö, Algın E, Açıkgöz Y, Dirikoç M, Uçar G, Damgacı L, Ergun Y, Esen İ, Bodur H, Uncu D. The Negative RT-PCR Test is Enough to Rule Out Covıd-19 in Cancer Patients or Not? Covıd-19 or Not? J Biomed Res Environ Sci. 2020 Sep 30; 1(5): 186-189. doi: 10.37871/jbres1141, Article ID: jbres1141

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