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Report a rapid lateral flow test result for coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

A rapid lateral flow test gives a quick result on a device similar to a pregnancy test.

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

Reporting your result, even if it's negative or void, helps scientists track the spread of COVID-19 and spot new outbreaks faster.


Reporting a test result is different to registering a test kit.

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

Register a test kit for COVID-19

How to report a test result

If you cannot use the online service, call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines). Lines are open every day, 7am to 11pm. 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.

Page last reviewed: 27 January 2022
Next review due: 3 February 2022