How to understand your results

Now that you have completed your COVID-19 test and obtained the report, this interactive guide can assist you with the interpretation and help you determine the next steps.

Simply follow the process outlined below to better understand your results.

  1. To the right, select which COVID-19 Test you performed.
  2. Next, choose the option listed for the test results you received on your report.
  3. Finally, any follow up testing or additional actions that may be recommended will be indicated for your consideration.

COVID-19 PCR DIAGNOSTIC TEST

  • Only true diagnostic test for COVID-19 using real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) technology
  • Detects the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in respiratory samples
  • ONLY DETERMINES CURRENT COVID-19 INFECTION; DOES NOT DETERMINE PAST INFECTION OR IMMUNITY
  • Uses up to 4 viral targets to detect SARS-CoV-2, thereby lowering the incidence of indeterminate results
  • Nasopharyngeal swab kit
  • 24-hour turnaround-time

COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST

  • NOT A DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR CURRENT COVID-19 INFECTION
  • Detects body’s immune response to COVID-19 by measuring specific IgM and IgG antibodies associated with COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)
  • Expanded ability to determine current infection (IgM) as well as past infection and possible concomitant immunity (IgG)
  • 100% sensitivity and 100% specificity; no cross-reactivity with other viruses
  • Any positive results should be confirmed using the COVID-19 PCR Test.
  • Follow-up testing with the COVID-19 PCR Test should also be considered to rule out infection in individuals with a negative COVID-19 Antibody Test who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19
  • Blood draw kit
  • 24-hour turnaround time

COVID-19 PCR STOOL TEST

  • NOT A DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR CURRENT COVID-19 INFECTION
  • Detects SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA in stool using real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) technology
  • Screen, monitor, or prevent transmission in patients at risk for COVID-19
  • Used to screen and monitor GI viral shedding of SARS-CoV-2 in confirmed COVID-19 patients in order to help prevent transmission of the virus via
    fecal->oral route
  • SARS-CoV-2 in the stool may be found in up to 53.4% of COVID-19 patients and can be detected in the stool for up to 5 weeks after clearance from the respiratory tract
  • Stool kit
  • 24-hour turnaround time