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Imperial College/Ipsos study - results?

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MrsAvocet Sat 30-May-20 21:23:10

Just wondering how long anyone who/whose child was randomly selected for this study had to wait for their results?
My teenage DS had his swabs collected over a week ago now and we haven't heard anything. I've thrown the papers that came with the test kit out so can't check, but I have a feeling it said we would get his result in a few days. He's totally symptom free, as is the rest of the family, so I am not particularly worried but I would like to know the result. I'm beginning to wonder if its been lost.

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WhiteChocTwix Sat 30-May-20 21:29:32

Good question @MrsAvocet I had a test collected on Wednesday and was wondering this. The literature with the test said it could be a week for results. As my DH said, by which time you've mixed with God knows who and not isolated from loved ones 🤨

MrsAvocet Sat 30-May-20 21:42:00

Indeed WhiteChocTwix
We haven't been out much but we have been on family walks, DS has done a few bike rides and DH has been out to do the shopping. I will feel bad if it comes back positive now but I wasn't prepared to make a totally asymptomatic teenager stay indoors all week just in case. We wouldn't have done that if he hadn't been selected, we would have just assumed we were all ok, so I didn't want to effectively penalise him for doing his civic duty by participating!

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WhiteChocTwix Sat 30-May-20 21:55:56

@MrsAvocet I hope your boy's test comes back negative 🤞it sounds like you've done as we have and been socially distanced without becoming a recluse. No symptoms here either and I've been to the supermarket once a week and we go on a daily walk in our immediate local area. Otherwise we just stay in. I wonder if less urgency is put on these research tests?

nex18 Sat 30-May-20 23:10:13

Dd took part in this, collection Sunday, results (negative) came by email and text on the Wednesday and a letter a couple of days later (2weeks ago).

BunsyGirl Sun 31-May-20 16:21:23

Was 10 days for my DS’s result to come back.

Cherryghost Sun 31-May-20 18:47:42

Was 9 days for sons result by post

WhiteChocTwix Sun 31-May-20 19:22:05

My results came today about lunch time, Negative.

MrsAvocet Sun 31-May-20 21:51:12

Thanks all.
Still nothing for us.
At this rate we will be beyond the 14 days for the rest of the family to self isolate, never mind the 7 for DS if he is positive! Glad to hear your result WhiteChocTwix

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MrsAvocet Wed 03-Jun-20 18:49:38

Well it finally came today - 12 days after he did the swab. Fortunately it was negative.

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