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

A positive test result for COVID-19 indicates that antigens from SARS-CoV-2 were detected, and the patient is very likely to be infected with the virus and presumed to be contagious. Test results should always be considered in the context of clinical observations and epidemiological data (such as local prevalence rates and current outbreak/epicenter locations) in making a final diagnosis and patient management decisions. Patient management decisions should be made by a healthcare provider and follow current CDC guidelines. 

The iHealth® COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test has been designed to minimize the likelihood of false positive test results. However, in the event of a false positive result, risks to patients could include the following: a recommendation for isolation of the patient, monitoring of household or other close contacts for symptoms, patient isolation that might limit contact with family or friends and may increase contact with other potentially COVID-19 patients, limits in the ability to work, the delayed diagnosis and treatment for the true infection causing the symptoms, unnecessary prescription of a treatment or therapy, or other unintended adverse effects. 

Test results are automatically reported through the “iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test” App to relevant public health authorities in accordance with local, state, and federal requirements.

All healthcare providers must follow the standard testing and reporting guidelines according to their appropriate public health authorities.

November 17, 2021 | Comments Off