List of the 52 viruses that can cause a PCR test to give false positives:



H1N1 (2009)

Seasonal H1N1 Influenza Virus

H3N2 Influenza Virus

H5N1 Avian Influenza Virus

H7N9 Avian Influenza Virus

Influenza B Yamagata

Influenza B Victoria

RSV Type A

RSV Type B

Enterovirus A

Enterovirus B

Enterovirus C

Enterovirus D

Parainfluenza Virus Type 1

Parainfluenza Virus Type 2

Parainfluenza Virus Type 3

Rhinovirus A

Rhinovirus B

Rhinovirus C

Adenovirus Type 1

Adenovirus Type 2

Adenovirus Type 3

Adenovirus Type 4

Adenovirus Type 5

Adenovirus Type 7

Adenovirus Type 55

Human Metapneumovirus

Epstein-Barr Virus

Measles Virus

Human Cytomegalovirus

Rotavirus

Norovirus

Mumps Virus

Varicella-Zoster Virus

Legionella

Bordetella Pertussis

Haemophilus Influenzae

Staphylococcus Aureus

Streptococcus Pneumoniae

Streptococcus Pyogenes

Klebsiekka Pneumoniae

Mycobacteruym Tuberculosis

Mycoplasma Pneumoniae

Chlamydia Pneumoniae

Aspergillus Fumigatus

Candida Albucabs

Candida Glabrata

Cryptococcus Neoformans

Cryptococcus Gutti

Pneumocystis Jirovecii (PJP)

Coronavirus 229E

Coronavirus OC43

Coronavirus NL63

Coronavirus HKU1

Coronavirus MERS

Coronavirus Sars

Pooled Human Nasal Wash


(This information is included in the PCR test instructions leaflet)

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