Interpreting Your Results

Navigating Your Results for Informed Health Decisions

Receiving your test results is a critical step in managing your health and well-being. Our At-Home Respiratory Pathogen PCR Kit provides accurate and timely information on your infection status with COVID-19, Influenza A, Influenza B, and RSV. Here’s how to interpret your test results and the recommended actions to take for positive, negative, or inconclusive outcomes.

 

Your well-being always comes first

Understanding Your Test Results

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Positive Result

A positive result means that the test has detected the presence of the pathogen in your sample. This indicates an active infection with the respective virus.

 

If You Test Positive:

 

Isolate: Follow current guidelines from health authorities regarding isolation to prevent spreading the virus to others.

 

Inform: Notify your healthcare provider and close contacts about your test result. They may need to take precautions or get tested themselves.

 

Monitor Symptoms: Keep an eye on your symptoms and seek medical advice if they worsen or if you have concerns.

 

Treatment: Consult with your healthcare provider about potential treatment options. The course of action may vary depending on the specific pathogen and your health condition.

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Negative Result

A negative result signifies that the pathogen was not detected in your sample, indicating you are likely not infected at the time of the test.

 

If You Test Negative:

 

Continue practicing general preventive measures, such as hand hygiene and wearing masks in crowded places, especially during peak respiratory virus seasons.

 

Stay informed about local outbreaks or changes in guidelines for better protection against respiratory pathogens.

 
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Inconclusive Result

It’s important to re-test as soon as possible to clarify your infection status and take appropriate measures.

 

Re-Test Promptly: It’s crucial to re-test as soon as possible to obtain a clear result. An inconclusive result does not confirm the presence or absence of the virus, and a follow-up test will help determine your infection status accurately.

 

Backup Kit Provision: To assist you in this process, we provide a backup collection kit at no additional cost. This ensures you can conduct the re-test swiftly without the need for a new purchase or extended waiting periods.

 

Customer Support Contact: Our team will reach out to you to discuss the inconclusive result and guide you through the steps for re-testing. We’re here to ensure that you receive the support and information you need to proceed confidently.

 

Precautionary Measures: While awaiting your re-test results, it’s advisable to follow precautionary measures as if you were positive, especially if you’re experiencing symptoms or have been in contact with confirmed cases. This includes isolating, monitoring your symptoms, and informing your healthcare provider of your situation.

When To Seek Medical Advice

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face
  • High fever or feeling feverish (though not  everyone with the flu will have a fever)
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you

Protecting Your Family and Others

Isolate if you test positive to prevent spreading the virus to household members. Practice good hygiene, such as washing hands frequently and covering coughs and sneezes. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. Encourage family members to follow preventive measures and consider testing if they develop symptoms.

Your Health Partner

Prism Health Lab is here to support you throughout your health journey. If you have any questions about your test results or need further guidance, please contact us. Your health and peace of mind are our top priorities.

At Home Respiratory Pathogen Detection Kit