Reliability of PCR Tests?

A short video exploring the reliability of PCR Testing

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How reliable is a PCR Test?

30th June 2021 | 02:20

All covid case numbers we hear reported every day are based on the PCR test (Polymerase Chain Reaction). Just how reliable is it? Sars-Cov2, like many other viruses, contains genetic material called RNA which are so small they are difficult to detect. PCR tests doubles the fragments called 'cycle thresholds (C.T) and keeps doubling them until they have enough genetic material to identify. Most labs go up to 38 to 40 cycles which is an amplification of 1 trillion times. Is that too much amplification? Genuinely sick people get a positive test after 6 cycles (64 amplifications) because they have a high viral load.


We are a group of senior medical doctors and health professionals who are concerned about the health impacts of the lockdowns used in response to the SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks in Victoria and across Australia.

We are also concerned about the lack of good information available to the general public and the misleading use of data. These factors have created an unwarranted state of fear in our community.

We aim to detail the harms of the lockdowns, describe clearly the virulence and risks of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, critique aspects of the management policies and make this information readily available to the general public.