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Test reliability

I read online that
■Sore throat
■Swollen lymph glands

...are some of the first symptoms of infection.  My question is, I tested about 4-5 weeks after my last encounter (safe only) and the week after, I had the first three symptoms and was sick for a few days.  My test was negative, so my question is how reliable is that test?

Thank you all in advance for your help!
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Symptoms have nothing to do with test reliability. In your situation the test was 100% reliable since you didn't have a risk.
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