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Guidance on Interpreting COVID-19 Test Results : A guide for interpreting test results and determining what actions to take.
- A viral test tells you if you have a current infection.
Who should be tested
- Most people will have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care and may not need to be tested.
- CDC has guidance for who should be tested, but decisions about testing are made by state and local health departments or healthcare providers.
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, call your healthcare provider first.
- You can also visit your state or local health department’s website to look for the latest local information on testing.
- If you test positive for COVID-19 by a viral test, know what protective steps to take if you are sick or caring for someone.
- If you test negative for COVID-19 by a viral test, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. However, that does not mean you will not get sick. The test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing.
If you test positive or negative for COVID-19, no matter the type of test, you still should take preventive measures to protect yourself and others.
For healthcare professionals
For information on evaluating and testing, see recommendations for reporting, testing, and specimen collection.
For public health professionals
For information on surveillance, see objectives and types of surveys.
For information on CDC viral , see information on CDC lab tests.