What are the results of a SARS PCR test?

What are the results of a SARS PCR test?

Negative Results: With a high likelihood, the results state you were not infected with Sars-CoV-2 at the time of testing. Neither target 1 or target 2 were detected.

When to return to work after a PCR swab?

If you did not have symptoms at the time of your PCR nasal swab, you may return to work in 10 days (provided you do not have a fever 3 days prior to return to work). If you are asymptomatic and test positive, you are still likely contagious to others. A positive PCR test does not yield any information about potential immunity.

How long does it take for PCR results to come back?

Understanding Your PCR (Nasal Swab) Test Results Update: The average turnaround time for PCR (nasal swab) lab results is currently 5 to 7 days, but can take longer depending on lab partner and other factors. All PCR testing is performed by one of our commercial lab partners.

Can a PCR test detect SARS-Cov-2?

COVID-19 PCR tests are specific to SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. They do not detect other RNA viruses. COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are unable to distinguish COVID-19 from other illnesses, such as measles, ebola, or even a common cold.

What does it mean PCR test cannot distinguish covid-19?

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If you did not have symptoms at the time of your PCR nasal swab, you may return to work in 10 days (provided you do not have a fever 3 days prior to return to work). If you are asymptomatic and test positive, you are still likely contagious to others. A positive PCR test does not yield any information about potential immunity.

Understanding Your PCR (Nasal Swab) Test Results Update: The average turnaround time for PCR (nasal swab) lab results is currently 5 to 7 days, but can take longer depending on lab partner and other factors. All PCR testing is performed by one of our commercial lab partners.