queryStatus exclude certain tags

Is the a way to exclude certain tags from an alarm query status.
For example. Get all tags from folder “A2”. Exclude “A2/Test Tag”.

It doesn’t look like there’s a way to explicitly exclude one alarm. You’ll either have to create a list of source paths which include every tag except the one you want to exclude, or manually filter the list returned by queryStatus and throw away any data returned for the excluded tag.

That’s what I’m doing currently. Just wondering if it works like an SQL query for exclussions.