Test results

If you have been tested for COVID-19, you will find the results of the tests here.

​You will also find the results of tests for other viruses and bacteria linked to COVID-19 which could give rise to respiratory infection. The results will be available as soon as they have been analysed and returned from the laboratory. Rapid tests will also be shown here, even if you have been told the result at the place where you were tested.

Quarantine

Please note that, even if you do not test positive for COVID-19, you may still have to go into or remain in quarantine.

When will my test results be available?

The length of time it takes for test results to become available varies, but you will have access to them as soon as they are sent to the doctor who requested them, normally within 1-4 days.

Notice that the test result is ready

If you have consented to Full access, you will be notified notification by SMS or e-mail, or both, depending on what you have chosen - and a message in the Inbox when your test result is ready. When you receive the message, you can go directly to the Test results service instead of via the inbox.

You can still use the service if you have consented to Basic access, but you will not be notified that the test result is ready.

Who else will be able to see my test results?

Healthcare professionals who need see your results in order to treat you will be able to access your COVID-19 test results in your summary care record.

All searches for test results in summary care records are logged.

What the test results tell you

Which viruses and bacteria do the results show?

The following are defined as COVID-19 related viruses and bacteria. The list will be updated as and when necessary:

  • SARS-CoV-2
  • SARS-CoV-2 antibodies
  • Influenza A/Influenza B
  • Parainfluenza virus
  • RS virus (Respiratory syncytial virus)
  • Human metapneumovirus
  • Adenovirus
  • Rhinovirus
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough)

More about this service

Download the Smittestopp app

Smittestopp is available for Android and Apple devices and can be downloaded from here:

Smittestopp is an app from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health ("Folkehelsesinstituttet (FHI)" in Norwegian). The app is intended to help prevent coronavirus from spreading among the population and is completely voluntary and safe to use. You must be 16 or older to use the app.

Neither you nor anyone else can find out who it concerns, only that you have been near someone infected.

Read more about the Smittestopp app here.