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Note: You have indicated that you are experiencing symptoms. For persons experiencing symptoms, we require that you quarantine and a Technician will come to your residence to collect your specimen.
The RD-Ag (Rapid Antigen) test performed is used for screening purposes only and is not validated for the definitive diagnosis for SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) in a comparable fashion as a real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)-test. The screening reports you will be provided are not RT-PCR COVID19 test results.
RD-Ag tests are most likely to perform well in patients with high viral loads (Ct values ≤25 or >106 genomic virus copies/mL) which usually appear in the pre-symptomatic (1-3 days before symptom onset) and early symptomatic phases of the illness (within the first 5-7 days). A negative result does not preclude SARS-CoV-2 infection and should not be used as the sole basis for patient management and workplace planning decisions. When diagnostic testing is negative, the possibility of a false negative result should be considered in the context of a patient's recent exposures and the presence of clinical signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Clinical recommendation for positive results in RD-Ag testing is to follow-up with RT-PCR testing for confirmatory diagnosis.