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 antibodies
- Influenza A/Influenza B
- Parainfluenza virus
- RS virus (Respiratory syncytial virus)
- Human metapneumovirus
- 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.
Please note that, even if you do not test positive for COVID-19, you may still have to go into or remain in quarantine.
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.