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Report an NHS test result for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Report your test result (positive, negative, or void) every time you do a free NHS rapid lateral flow test for coronavirus (COVID-19).

You need to report your result within 24 hours of getting it.

If you have a health condition which means you're eligible for COVID-19 treatments and you get a positive result:

  • you must report your result so the NHS can contact you about treatment
  • you cannot use a paid-for COVID-19 test to report your result – only use a free NHS test

If your test is out of date, do not report the result. Use a test from a box which is still in date.

How to report an NHS rapid lateral flow test result

You can only use this service to report free NHS lateral flow test results.

If you paid for a test, check the test kit instructions to see if you should report your results to the private test provider.

If you cannot use the online service, to report an NHS test result, call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines).

Lines are open:

  • Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 1pm
  • Bank holidays will follow the opening hours for the day of the week that they fall on. Check UK bank holidays on GOV.UK

119 provides support in 200 languages.

SignVideo is a free online British Sign Language interpreter service for 119.

You can use the free Be My Eyes app to get help from trained NHS Test and Trace staff. Download the app, go to Specialized Help and select NHS Test & Trace in the Personal Health category.

If you have a PCR test kit

If you have a PCR test at home, you might be asked to register the test kit so you can get the result.

Register a PCR test kit from the NHS for COVID-19

Page last reviewed: 17 June 2022
Next review due: 1 July 2022