After your test
When and how do you know the results?
How soon will I get the test result?
The aim is to deliver the test result within 48 hours after administering the test.(*) However, this lead time is only indicative.
In exceptional cases, there may be a delay or the person involved may be asked to provide another sample because the quality (of the result) of the examination cannot be guaranteed due to technical or analytical issues.
The test results will be available on the official government website www.mijngezondheid.be / www.cozo.be.
The samples are analysed by the laboratories of the national test platform. This means that the TestCovid.be partners cannot give any guarantees about the speed with which the results are made available.
(*) In 99% of the cases, the test results are available within 36 hours after taking the sample. Often, the result will be available sooner. It will appear that 45% of the results were published within 12 hours after taking the sample and 75% of the results were available 24 hours after taking the sample.
What do I have to do if I test positive?
If you test positive, that means you have been infected with COVID-19. It is very important to stay at home and isolate from other people as much as possible.
Do so for at least 7 days. If you become ill and show symptoms, keep staying at home in isolation for as long as you have symptoms. In case you become seriously ill (breathing difficulties, high fever) then call your doctor to make an appointment. If you do go straight to hospital, notify them by phone before you arrive.
What do I have to do if I test negative?
It depends on your situation. More info: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/
Please note, only PCR tests are administered at the testing village, not serology tests (blood tests).