What the test results tell you
You should contact your GP for advice which is specific to you and your circumstances. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 must go into isolation, either at home, a health institution or another suitable place. Home isolation applies to people who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who are likely to be infected, but do not need to be admitted to hospital. You must remain in isolation until at least eight days after you first became ill and at least three days after the symptoms have completely disappeared.
If you have symptoms of acute respiratory infection, such as fever, a cold or flu, stay at home until you are symptom-free. If you need help, call your doctor. You should otherwise follow the advice and measures that apply to everyone regarding good cough and hygiene practices, keeping your distance, etc. If you are already in quarantine, you should complete your quarantine period even if the test is negative.
You must go into quarantine if this applies to you. Most people who go into home quarantine are healthy, but have been in a situation where they could have become infected. The aim of quarantine is to avoid infecting other people while there is a possibility you are infected, even though you do not feel ill. Anyone who tests positive should follow specific advice regarding isolation.
If your test result says anything other than "proven" («påvist») or "not proven" («ikke påvist»), you may need to be retested. This can apply if it says for example:
- "See comment" («se kommentar») and a sentence that can be difficult to understand
- "Inconclusive" («inkonklusivt»)
- Something else that may be difficult to understand
If you receive such a test result, you must take a new corona test. If you have questions about the test result, you can contact your doctor.