The amount of time it takes to get the results of your COVID-19 test depends on what type of test you get and which clinic you go to.
You may get your results within minutes, or it may take a few days. Many clinics are experiencing backlogs that have led to delays in test results by a
The virus SARS-CoV-2 is a new type of coronavirus discovered in late 2019 that causes the disease COVID-19.
According to the World Health Organization, it’s led to more than
According to a 2019 study, about
Keep reading as we break down how long it takes to get COVID-19 test results. We’ll also explain what you should do while you’re waiting for your results.
The two categories of COVID-19 tests are antibody tests and diagnostic tests.
Antibody tests help identify antibodies that indicate you’ve previously contracted the new coronavirus.
Antibodies are proteins that your immune system makes after mounting a successful immune response to the virus that causes COVID-19. Antibody tests can’t diagnose whether you currently have COVID-19.
Molecular tests and antigen tests are the two types of tests that can tell you if you currently…