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COVID-19: Results

How long do COVID-19 test results take?

Results will be available within 48-72 hours from the time samples are received at our laboratory


What will my results tell me?

The results of this test will tell you if you are infected with COVID-19 at the time of testing.


What does a positive result mean?

If you test positive for COVID-19, you were infected at the time the sample was collected. This means that you currently have COVID-19. Precautionary measures should be taken to prevent the spread of disease. 


What does a negative result mean?

If you test negative for COVID-19, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. 

However, that does not mean you will not get sick. The test result only means that you did not have any detectable SARS-CoV-2 at the time of testing. 


What does an inconclusive result mean?

An inconclusive result occurs when the laboratory cannot definitively state whether the SARS-CoV-2 was detected. If you are concerned about your symptoms, you can consult with the physician network that approved your test and/or re-order a new test.


Does Phosphorus report their COVID-19 test results to government agencies?

As required by law, Phosphorus reports both positive and negative results to the appropriate state public health authorities in which the individual testing resides.