A negative result indicates that proteins from the SARS-CoV-2 virus were not detected in the sample you provided. In the event you were experiencing symptoms similar to COVID-19 at the time, a negative test result usually means that COVID-19 did not cause your recent illness.
It is possible for this test to give a negative result that is incorrect (false negative) in some people with COVID-19. This means that you could possibly still have COVID-19 even though the test is negative. The amount of antigen in a sample may decrease the longer you have symptoms of infection. Specimens collected after you have had symptoms for more than five days may be more likely to be negative compared to a molecular (e.g., PCR) assay.
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.