This information refers to Women’s Health and Family Care only.
1. How long before I receive results?
Typically results can be available within 7 days, however at this time due to the volume of tests and available test kits, it may be up to two weeks before results are available.
2. Can you tell me my test results?
Yes. Your results will be published to the Women’s Health and Family Care patient portal. We will send you a link to the portal via your personal email address, and you will need to register. When your results are back, you will receive a TEXT and/or EMAIL notification that you have results up on the portal. You can then check your personal account on the portal for the results. Please DO NOT call our office for test results!! Please allow up to 14 days for results to be posted.
NOTE: We will NOT be giving antibody test results over the phone! Your portal access should be set up at the time you have your blood test.
3. My results were “positive” for antibodies. What does this mean?
You were more than likely exposed to COVID-19 at some point, and developed the appropriate immune response. It does NOT imply immunity to the virus. We recommend a second test, six weeks later, to see if antibodies persist. Please note that the precise significance of a positive test is unknown, and that the data is evolving on a day to day basis. If results are positive, this does not mean you can ignore guidelines for social distancing and mask use.
4. I never had symptoms but I tested positive. What does this mean?
You may have experienced milder symptoms, or no symptoms at all when you were exposed to the virus. However, the significance at this time is not clear.
5. My test results indicate that I am negative for antibodies. What does this mean?
This means you have either NOT been exposed to COVID-19, or you are in the “window” between infection and an immune response. It can take two weeks or more to generate antibodies after infection. We recommend repeat testing no sooner than 2 weeks from the date of original testing if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19.