Test results

If you have been tested for COVID-19, you will find the results of the tests here.

Woman being tested for covid19
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​You will also find the results of tests for other viruses and bacteria linked to COVID-19 which could give rise to respiratory infection. The results will be available as soon as they have been analysed and returned from the laboratory. Tests which are not carried out by a medical microbiological laboratory, such as rapid tests for COVID-19, will not be available here.


The following are defined as COVID-19 related viruses and bacteria. The list will be updated as and when necessary:
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • SARS-CoV-2 antibodies
  • Influenza A/Influenza B 
  • Parainfluenza virus
  • RS virus (Respiratory syncytial virus)
  • Human metapneumovirus
  • Adenovirus
  • Rhinovirus
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough) 

When will my test results be available?

The length of time it takes for test results to become available varies, but you will have access to them as soon as they are sent to the doctor who requested them, normally within a few days. You will not be notified when the test results become available via the service. 

Quarantine

Please note that, even if you do not test positive for COVID-19, you may still have to go into or remain in quarantine.

Consent

This service requires consent for Full access

On behalf of other people

You can use this service on behalf of your children under 16 and adults over 18 who have given you permission, either digitally or otherwise. If you represent someone who is not competent to give their consent, their test results can also be presented here.

Who else will be able to see my test results?

Healthcare professionals who need see your results in order to treat you will be able to access your COVID-19 test results in your summary care record.

All searches for test results in summary care records are logged.

What the test results tell you

Contact your GP if you have not received your test results within a reasonable period of time.

What should I do if I test positive?

You should contact your GP for advice which is specific to you and your circumstances. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 must go into isolation, either at home, a health institution or another suitable place. Home isolation applies to people who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who are likely to be infected, but do not need to be admitted to hospital. You must remain in isolation until at least eight days after you first became ill and at least three days after the symptoms have completely disappeared.


What should I do if I have tested negative for COVID-19?

If you have symptoms of acute respiratory infection, such as fever, a cold or flu, stay at home until you are symptom-free. If you need help, call your doctor. You should otherwise follow the advice and measures that apply to everyone regarding good cough and hygiene practices, keeping your distance, etc. If you are already in quarantine, you should complete your quarantine period even if the test is negative.

What should I do if someone I live with tests positive for COVID-19?

You must go into quarantine if this applies to you. Most people who go into home quarantine are healthy, but have been in a situation where they could have become infected. The aim of quarantine is to avoid infecting other people while there is a possibility you are infected, even though you do not feel ill. Anyone who tests positive should follow specific advice regarding isolation.