Here you will find laboratory results for COVID-19 as well as other types of viruses and bacteria that can cause respiratory infections. Laboratory and radiology results from hospitals under the Western Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Vest) may also be included.
Laboratory and radiology results from Helse Vest hospitals
Laboratory and radiology results from Helse Vest hospitals
You do not need to do anything with your laboratory and radiology result. Your medical care provider, or the doctor who ordered the test, will contact you if your test results require further follow-up. The laboratory or radiological department is unable to notify you of your test results.
You must not make any changes to your medication or other treatment except by agreement with a doctor.
The access log for your patient record shows a list of health professionals who have looked at your test results.
FAQ about laboratory and radiology results from Helse Vest hospitals
There may be various reasons why your test result is not shown:
Tests ordered outside of Helse Vest hospitals will not be shown. You will not find any tests ordered by your GP, the home help service or other GP surgeries. This also applies if the test was taken at a hospital.
Test results entered in your patient record before October 1, 2021 will not be shown on Helsenorge. You may still find certain older test results that previously have been available in your patient record on Helsenorge.
It may take some time before your laboratory and radiology results are visible here.
The date shown on the results refers to the date it was registered in your patient record. It is not the date on which you took the test.
Laboratory testing is a diagnostic tool used by medical professionals. The language that is used must be precise to avoid any misunderstandings. Terms and phrases may be difficult for other people to understand.
You will find answers to analyses in pathology, histology and cytology, along with diagnostic images. The diagnostic image results are a description of the images. You will not be able to see the images themselves. You will also find certain other test results in text form.
Test results for coronavirus
The length of time it takes to obtain a test result varies, but you will see it at the same time as it is sent from the test centre or laboratory to the doctor who requested the test.
In the case of ordinary tests, known as PCR tests or other similar methods, the result will be available within 1-4 days, while for rapid antigen tests, you will be able to see the test result as soon as it is ready and has been registered by the test station.
FAQ about test results for coronavirus
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.
Contact your GP if you have not received your test result within a reasonable period of time.
You can easily print out some test results yourself by selecting "View printer-friendly page" below the test result and printing the page.
If you cannot or do not wish to log in to Helsenorge, or if the button is not shown below the test result, you must contact your GP or the person who requested the test and ask for a printout of the test result.
If you do not have a national ID number or D number, you will not be able to log in and view your test results on Helsenorge. You must then agree with the testing sites how you will find out your test result.
Healthcare professionals who need see your results in order to treat you will be able to access your test results in your summary care record.
All searches for test results in summary care records are logged.
What the test results tell you
What if you don't understand the test results?
This means that the coronavirus was detected by the test, and you have been infected by Covid-19.
This means the test did not detect coronavirus at the time the sample was taken.
This means that the sample cannot be interpreted, and you will probably have to be tested again.
If you do not understand your test result, your GP can help you.
Positive result: Coronavirus was detected
This means that the coronavirus was detected in the sample, and you have COVID-19.
What should I do if I test positive?
You must be in isolation if you have a confirmed coronavirus infection.
This means that coronavirus was not detected when the sample was taken.
What should I do if I have tested negative for COVID-19?
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.
Inconclusive result: The test result is uncertain
This means that it is not possible to tell if there was coronavirus in the sample, or if you are infected with COVID-19. You will probably be tested again.
Which viruses and bacteria do the results show?
Both viruses and bacteria can cause respiratory infections, and your doctor will sometimes order other analyses in addition to SARS-CoV-2. This is done to find out whether there could be a different explanation other than COVID-19 if you have symptoms that suggest COVID-19 infection. You will find the test results when you log in.
Overview of all relevant COVID-19-related analyses:
SARS-CoV-2. Virus detection in sample from nose and/or throat.
SARS-CoV-2 RNA: the virus’s genetic material
SARS-CoV-2 antigen: parts of virus molecules, normally detected via a rapid antigen test
Influenza A/Influenza B
RS virus (respiratory syncytial virus)
Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough)
Test results for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies
Antibodies against coronavirus are detected in a blood sample. If antibodies are detected in your sample, this indicates that you have previously been infected by the virus or that you have been vaccinated. Your GP must assess what this test result means for you. Examples of such analyses are:
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