What do my Covid-19 PCR results mean?

Here is a very useful guide to help you interpret your Covid-19 swab test results.

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Once your results are ready to be viewed, you will receive an email notification prompting you to Log In to your account; follow these instructions to understand how to proceed:

Step 1 - Go to www.rightangled.co and click ‘Login’ to access your online portal

Step 2 - Once Logged In, you will see the COVID-19 test card that has been updated with your result; this card will summarise your results as positive, negative, or inconclusive  

Step 3 - To find out more information about your results, you can click on 'Report' on the top right of the card 

Step 4 - Don't forget to click the "Download Certificate" blue button on the top left-hand side of the screen to have a printable and shareable PDF report with an overview of your results 

If you received a Negative Result:

This means that your swab did NOT contain viral nucleic material (RNA) from SARS-CoV-2 causing COVID-19. Baes on this result, when you took the test, you were NOT infected with SARS-CoV-2. 

This does not mean, however, that you are immune and that the result covers you indefinitely. In other words, re-taking the test in the future may not produce a Negative result again, so it's important to ensure that you keep safe and comply with social distancing measures even if you have received a Negative result. 

If you received a Positive Result:

This means that your swab contained viral nucleic material (RNA) particles from SARS-CoV-2 causing COVID-19. Based on this result, when you took the test you were infected with SARS-CoV-2.

Because you have tested positive, you should be self-isolating to avoid infecting others. Do not attend any pharmacy, GP surgery, or a hospital. The NHS provides online information that will guide you towards the next steps to take. 

Many people will have mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19, consisting of a high temperature/fever and/or a new and continuous cough. You should remain at home and avoid any contact with other people until you have fully recovered. 

You can use the NHS online coronavirus service to find out more. Please call 111 if you can't get help online or if your condition worsens. In the case of life-threatening emergencies call 999. 

I received an Inconclusive Result:

This means that the lab was unable to decode your sample. This may be due to your sample quality and quantity. To avoid this from happening you shouldn't consume any food, drink, chewing gum, or make use of foreign substances such as nicotine. But, don't worry, a member of our Customer Service Team will get in touch with you to schedule a replacement kit.  
Following the NHS, and Government Guidelines, if you did a test because you had symptoms, you must keep self-isolating and have another test:
  • within 8 days of your symptoms starting (England)
  • within 5 days of your symptoms starting (Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland)
If you had a test but have not had any symptoms, you do not need to self-isolate while you wait to get another test. Likewise, people you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, do not need to self-isolate.

Please contact us via support@rightangled.co. where one of our customer service agents will be only too happy to assist you further.