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UK pupils use orange juice to fake positive Covid test results

Schoolchildren have discovered that applying orange juice to a Covid lateral flow test can generate a fake ‘positive’ result. The phenomenon, which has been verified through an experiment by the Guardian, is not a result of the juice containing the virus. Rather it appears to be linked to its acidity, which essentially breaks the test. The effect has allegedly also been seen with a number of other foods and drinks including ketchup and Coca-Cola.