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by Lessie Abernathy 3 min read

How long does it take to get results for a COVID-19 antigen test?

This COVID-19 test detects certain proteins in the virus. Using a long nasal swab to get a fluid sample, some antigen tests can produce results in minutes. Others may be sent to a lab for analysis.

Can you get a false negative COVID-19 diagnostic test?

There's a chance that your COVID-19 diagnostic test could return a false-negative result. This means that the test didn't detect the virus, even though you actually are infected with it.

Do I need to report positive self-test results for COVID-19?

While there are no current mechanisms that require reporting of self-test results to public health authorities, CDC strongly encourages everyone who uses a self-test to report any positive results to their healthcare provider.

Do I need to quarantine while waiting for my COVID-19 screening test result?

People without symptoms and without known exposure to COVID-19 do not need to quarantine while awaiting screening test results. If a person tests positive on a screening test and is referred for a confirmatory test, they should quarantine until they receive the results of their confirmatory test.

What is the most accurate diagnostic test to detect COVID-19?

Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)-based diagnostic tests (which detect viral nucleic acids) are considered the gold standard for detecting current SARS-CoV-2 infection.

What does it mean if I test negative for COVID-19?

See full answerA negative test result means that the virus that causes COVID-19 was not found in your sample. However, it is possible for this test to give a negative result that is incorrect (false negative) in some people with COVID- 19. You might test negative if the sample was collected early during your infection.You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after your sample was collected and then have become infected. In particular, people infected with COVID-19 but who have no symptoms may not shed enough virus to trigger a positive test. This means that you could possibly still have COVID-19 even though the test result is negative.

What if I still test positive for COVID-19 on day 10 ?

If youre still testing positive outside the 10-day window, it may have to do with what type of test youre using. Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, previously said PCR tests are more likely to continue picking up the virus following infection.

How long are you contagious after you test positive for COVID-19?

The CDC recommends isolating for five days after you first test positive, and ending your quarantine as long as youve been fever-free for 24 hours and your symptoms are improving. The agencys guidance adds that you should keep wearing a mask through day 10 — essentially a precaution in case youre still contagious.

What are the guidelines for people who test positive for COVID-19?

Stay home, except to get needed medical care. Stay home from work and school, and avoid other public places including the store. If you must go out, avoid public transportation or ridesharing/taxis. Stay far away (6 feet or more) from other people. Wear a mask at all times and wash or sanitize your hands often.

Does Paxlovid make you feel better?

Paxlovid has been shown to be 88% successful in reducing severe illness, reduce hospitalization and death from COVID-19 if taken early on in the course of an infection.

What are some CDC COVID-19 isolation guidelines?

No symptoms or symptoms improving. No fever without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours: You can leave isolation. Keep wearing a mask around other people at home and in public for 5 more days (days 6-10).

Can I return to work after having the COVID-19 antibody test?

Antibody test results should not be used to determine if someone can return to work or school.