Understanding Your COVID-19 Test Results

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COVID-19 Test Results Explained

Negative COVID-19 Antibody Test - FAQs

A negative result means that the test could not detect the presence of COVID-19 antibodies that your body produces to protect against future infections. Be aware that it can take several days for antibodies to form, and there is some evidence that antibody levels wane over time after infection or immunization.

How accurate is this test?

Tests are measured commonly by the following two accuracy metrics: sensitivity and specificity. This very accurate test has a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 99.63%, meaning that your negative result is highly accurate.

I got both the viral swab test and the antibody blood draw. Will my swab test be negative as well?

Not necessarily, as mentioned above, it can take several days for antibodies to form after an active infection begins.

Whose result is this? Mine or my family member’s?

We have sent this text message to the phone number listed in the patient’s medical record. If multiple patients have the same phone number listed, individual results can be obtained by creating personal Quest Laboratory accounts (using a different email address for each person tested). Click on this link to sign up each family member: My COVID-19 Results.

If you cannot access your lab results, please:

  • Email [email protected].

  • If you experience a delay from Quest (or need a work note), please feel free to email [email protected].

    • The patient’s full name

    • The patient’s date of birth

Please state that we may reply to your email with unencrypted test results (this item is optional and only if you are comfortable).

Can I get a copy of my lab results?

Yes, you may access and print your results from the Quest Laboratories portal, or visit any Total Access location to get a printed copy.

Can I have my results faxed to my doctor?

Absolutely, please call one of our locations with your physician office’s information, and we will be happy to assist you.