One school in Liverpool that had to send classes home after positive tests reportedly sent an email to parents warning them about the trend. It read: “Nationally, some school students have discovered that placing droplets of orange juice or other fruit juice on an LFD test gets a false ‘positive’ result… Be extra vigilant when your child is doing their LFD tests.”
As fruit and fizzy drinks are much more acidic than the human body, it is believed the acid breaks the test and makes it produce a false positive.
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— i newspaper (@theipaper) July 1, 2021