COVID-19 Informed Consent

  • The test detects if you have SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) at the time of the test only. It does not test for immunity or if you had the virus in the past. More details about the Covid-19 Test, including the Patient Fact Sheet, are available at
  • Your specimen may be collected via nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swabs, administered by a third party subcontracted service. The most common risks associated with such collections are mild pain or discomfort, a little gagging, or a minor nosebleed.
  • If your results are positive, please contact a doctor immediately. Only a doctor can give you a diagnosis. They can also provide information on how to care for yourself and to help protect others from infection.
  • Negative results mean that the virus was not detected. If you’re feeling symptoms, contact a doctor and ask whether you should be retested because:
      • You may have contracted the virus after your test.
      • Your test may have been a false negative. False negatives occur because the tests are not perfectly accurate.
  • Color does not give medical advice or provide medical care. Follow up with your doctor about your results. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.  
  • Your information and results will be shared with your ordering provider and, when required by law, with certain federal, state, or local agencies for public health purposes.
  • After the test is complete, de-identified specimens and data may be used for COVID-19-related quality assurance, validation and laboratory testing development.


Last updated: June 30, 2020