Test lab: "This specimen tests positive. The patient is infected with SARS-CoV-2."
Patient: "Wait. How did you run the test? With how many cycles?"
Test lab: "That information is proprietary. You have no right to know."
Patient: "Really? The number of cycles can determine the outcome. Change that number, and 'infected' becomes 'healthy'."
Test lab: "We know what we're doing."
Patient: "I'm sure you do. You're ruining people's lives and jacking up case numbers."
Test lab: "You have no right to question our methods. This is bordering on harassment."
Patient: "No, this is bordering on the truth."
Test lab: "We're official. You're unofficial."
I've written about this issue before, several times.
Now, I'm suggesting a solution.
If you, or someone close to you, is being pressured to take the COVID PCR test, ask the clinic or the doctor's office how many cycles the test will deploy.
Chances are high they'll tell you they don't know, and only the testing lab has that information. Ask for the name of the lab.
Call the lab and ask them. Chances are high they won't tell you. Inform them that the number of cycles affects the outcome of the test. Make them aware you know this.
Except in Florida  , US labs are under no obligation to inform the patient or the doctor how many cycles the PCR test deploys. They never inform doctor or patient.