Metro Detroit man has warning after receiving false positive COVID-19 results

Posted at 5:31 PM, May 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-03 18:22:09-04

(WXYZ) — A Macomb County man is speaking out against taking a test for the coronavirus at a popular drug store and learning the results were a false positive.

For a husband and father from Macomb County, getting an email indicating he had the coronavirus was extremely troubling. But, soon after he says he found out there was a problem with the testing.

“It took five minutes for the whole process," said Chris Fett. "Swiped and 24 hours later you get the emailed results that you’re positive for COVID-19.”

Last week, Fett says he visited the Rite Aid located at 21 Mile Road and Romeo Plank for a drive up test for the coronavirus. He says he left there feeling good about the experience, until the next day when he got a result of testing positive. Hot, some checking with health professionals and further follow up led to another twist.

“They sent an email asking for verification of your information and all of a sudden your test results changed. It’s said your results are negative,” Fett said.

He added that a mistake with the test kits was the reason he was given. He's now sharing his story to encourage others to be thorough and double check with a secondary doctor if you're had a similar situation.

7 Action News reached out to Rite Aid, which is referring calls to the company PWNHealth, which processed the testing. 7 Action News is following up with them for an additional response.

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