A positive result for a rapid antigen test indicates that proteins from the virus that causes COVID-19 were detected in your sample. This positive test result means that you are very likely infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
There is a very small chance that this test can give a positive result that is wrong (a false positive result) particularly when used in a population without many cases of COVID-19 infection.
Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms. You can pass the infection to others through coughing, sneezing and talking. It is very important to stay home and limit your interaction with others in your household and in public.
If you are seeking clinical advice regarding a positive result, please reach out to our physician network partner, PWN Health at 315-401-7865 or your primary healthcare provider to discuss. PWN Health is available 7 days a week from 8 am to 11 pm EST.