You tested positive for COVID-19 on an at-home test kit. Do you need to report the result?

You tested positive for COVID-19 on an at-home test kit. Do you need to report the result?

1/21/2022 7:17:00 PM

You tested positive for COVID-19 on an at-home test kit. Do you need to report the result?

With the roll-out of President Joe Biden’s program to provide free, rapid COVID-19 tests to every household, self-test kits may surge in popularity. While...

With the roll-out of President Joe Biden’s program toprovide free, rapid COVID-19 teststo every household, self-test kits may surge in popularity.While self-test kits are quick and easy for people wanting to check if they have the virus, there’s one catch – if people test positive for COVID-19 on a kit, they aren’t required to report the result.

The Centers for Disease Control and Preventionrecommendsthat people inform their health care provider about positive results, but there’s no requirement to do so.As self-test kits have become incredibly popular during the omicron surge, some health experts have expressed concern that the lack of a reporting requirement will make it hard to track the virus’ spread. But others say enough labs are running COVID-19 tests for health officials to accurately monitor it.

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7:00 AM on Jan 21, 2022 CST With the roll-out of President Joe Biden’s program to provide free, rapid COVID-19 tests to every household, self-test kits may surge in popularity. While self-test kits are quick and easy for people wanting to check if they have the virus, there’s one catch – if people test positive for COVID-19 on a kit, they aren’t required to report the result. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people inform their health care provider about positive results, but there’s no requirement to do so. As self-test kits have become incredibly popular during the omicron surge, some health experts have expressed concern that the lack of a reporting requirement will make it hard to track the virus’ spread. But others say enough labs are running COVID-19 tests for health officials to accurately monitor it. Here’s what you need to know. Positive results on self-test kits are not confirmed cases The CDC considers a positive at-home test a “suspected” case of COVID-19 . That’s when someone tests positive for COVID-19 on a test that isn’t performed or overseen by a certified laboratory or provider. That’s different from a probable case of COVID-19, which is detected using an antigen, or rapid test, performed by a certified laboratory or provider. A case is considered confirmed when it’s spotted on a molecular, or PCR, test. It usually takes longer to get results from a PCR test, but it is considered to be the most accurate.