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How long did your test results take to come back

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BatleyTownswomensGuild Tue 18-Aug-20 13:27:31

Last night I had a fever of 39.6, had chills/shakes and vomited 4 times in the night. We ordered tests for the whole family and have been told they should arrive tomorrow.

Today I am feeling much better, my temp is now 37.4 and am convinced I've had 24 stomach bug not COVID. We are obviously isolating until we have done test and get a (hopefully) negative result. But how long does that take? I have a 6 year old with SEND who is climbing the walls because he can't go to the park.

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morefun Tue 18-Aug-20 13:54:53

You might have seen my post - I am still waiting for results from a test posted this time six days ago.

Also one done yesterday 1pm.

Someone from work did one last week and got results within 12 hours. Seems to vary. Maybe I'm just unlucky.

perfectpanda Tue 18-Aug-20 14:03:44

Dd had drive by test. First results came through within 12 hours but were inconclusive. 2nd test results within about 20 hours. It's definitely worth making sure you follow all the 'testing guidance ' as getting inconclusive results prolonged the agony of isolation! Good luck and glad you sound bit better today.

BatleyTownswomensGuild Wed 19-Aug-20 13:56:22

Thanks Ladies. Our home tests still haven't arrived and I wanted to try and speed things up a bit so have just been to the drive through test. They seemed confident that I'll get something back in 24 hours. Hope so. My son is climbing the walls with frustration at being stuck inside...:

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mamma2016 Thu 20-Aug-20 13:15:24

How long did your results take in the end? I've been tested this morning and hoping to hear ASAP.

ramakinsmarties Thu 20-Aug-20 13:18:11

2 weeks for my DD and still waiting

PinkSparklyPussyCat Thu 20-Aug-20 13:18:57

Me too @mamma2016! I've been coughing since March due to hayfever but it got worse yesterday so I was tested at a drive through testing centre. I was told it was up to 48 hours but I'm hoping it'll be sooner than that!

I hope you're ok.

Jouleigh Thu 20-Aug-20 13:19:16

Drive through at 3.30pm. Results the next morning

PinkSparklyPussyCat Thu 20-Aug-20 13:19:32

Was that a home test or drive through @ramakinsmarties?

ramakinsmarties Thu 20-Aug-20 13:45:35


Home test

KitchenConfidential Thu 20-Aug-20 13:49:17

For those of you waiting for home tests, not to try and patronise you, but did you actually register online after you received the box test? My husband managed to miss this step and it’s required for them to notify you.

randomsabreuse Thu 20-Aug-20 13:53:29

Drive thru took about 7h 2.30pm to 11pm by email, next morning by text.

My in hospital one took about 13h from 2am admission (appendicitis).

Never been so grateful to have a car as we'd probably still be waiting for the postal test from Saturday afternoon!

BatleyTownswomensGuild Thu 20-Aug-20 14:29:55

And the results are in...negative!

Took almost exactly 24 hours from point of test at the drive thru test centre. Home tests took forever to turn up.

Off to take DS to the park now grin

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PinkSparklyPussyCat Thu 20-Aug-20 15:44:05

That’s good news @BatleyTownswomensGuild

blodynmelyn Thu 20-Aug-20 16:25:14

I've had multiple tests as I work in a care home, both at work and postal home kits, my quickest test result took 3 days, my longest 5, and I had one test I never received a result for.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Thu 20-Aug-20 16:38:56

I hope it doesn't take that long! When I booked it the NHS website said I'd get the result tomorrow but when the email came through it said up to 5 days! I don't want to have to stay at home for 5 days if it's negative (obviously I will)!

LIZS Thu 20-Aug-20 16:47:09

Was wondering same. Dh and I were tested earlier at a drive through centre. Due to visit elderly dm who has been self isolating and is only just starting to venture out again , so can't take any risks. Hoping for negative sooner rather than later.

talismankeeper Thu 20-Aug-20 16:47:43

Approximately 11 hours. My results came via email at 1am!

PinkSparklyPussyCat Thu 20-Aug-20 16:49:31

I'll be checking my emails in the middle of the night! I'm hoping they are quick as DH is self employed and part way through a job. He needs to let his client know that he's either going to be back on Monday or at least 14 days!

mamma2016 Thu 20-Aug-20 22:20:32

Looks like it's often a quick turn around. I'm still waiting but it's not been 24 hours yet... Hope you hear soon @PinkSparklyPussyCat

PinkSparklyPussyCat Fri 21-Aug-20 07:21:36

I’ve had my result - negative so it looks like I’ve got a cold! The email came through at 4.23 this morning and the text a couple of hours later.

Hopefully you’ve had yours as well @mamma2016

Bupkis Fri 21-Aug-20 07:23:36

We were really took 17 days!

mamma2016 Fri 21-Aug-20 07:24:58

@PinkSparklyPussyCat good news! I'm still waiting. I have the sorest throat I've ever had and if it comes back negative my childminder can look after DC and I can rest!

LIZS Fri 21-Aug-20 08:06:12

Nothing here yet either @mamma2016. Good news @PinkSparklyPussyCat.

Ginfordinner Fri 21-Aug-20 10:15:02

We did a postal test, and posted it on Wednesday afternoon. We got the results back yesterday evening at about 7pm (about 27 hours turnaround) - both negative. We recieved texts and emails. I was impressed at how quick it was.

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