In light of leaks of the FBI's increasing use of geofence and key-word warrants, would anybody be surprised if the nose-swab, Covid-19 tests had been a plan to collect, blue-print and store everybody's DNA?
PCR is the "gold standard" for determining if a patient is Covid-positive. It is also the base technology for creating enough genetic material to perform microsatellite analysis which is then used to determine pedigree and uniquely ID an individual.
Data takes on a life of its own. I assume the labs are required to keep the raw data of their tests for litigation purposes. It would only take a technician a New York minute to download huge chunks of it on to a thumbdrive and then market it on the dark-web.
Or the government could force the labs to "share" that information in return for any future reimbursements by the government.
Just saying, the potential for abuse and over-reach from the stupid nose-swabs is huge.