What does it mean if I have a positive test result?

If you have a positive PCR test result, it is very likely that you have COVID-19. Therefore, it is also likely that you may be placed in isolation to avoid spreading the virus to others. There is a very small chance that this PCR test can give a positive result that is wrong (a false-positive result).

Positive results from a rapid antigen test indicate the presence of viral antigens, but the clinical correlation with patient history and other diagnostic information is necessary to determine infection status. Positive results do not rule out a bacterial infection or co-infection with other viruses.

In the case of a positive result, a licensed physician from PWN Health’s Team will contact you to provide clinical guidance on the meaning of those results. Your healthcare provider will work with you to determine how best to care for you based on the test results along with medical history, and your symptoms.