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After a positive test how many days to get negative result?

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Keratinsmooth Sun 25-Oct-20 12:28:20

Has anyone encountered this? Got test due to travel (work) Result - positive, have retested, got an inconclusive/retest required. I’m going to need to keep retesting but have no idea how many days to allow between tests?

I felt a bit under the weather two weeks ago, no cough, no temperature (In fact was freezing cold not hot), was super tired and vomited. So I didn’t think to test, only in hindsight do I think that might have been related.

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dementedpixie Sun 25-Oct-20 15:17:47

Are you not supposed to isolate for 10 days from the test date if you didn't have symptoms?

covetingthepreciousthings Sun 25-Oct-20 15:43:51

Why are you going to keep retesting when you've already had a positive? You isolate for 10 days, household isolate for 14. You don't need to keep testing till it's negative?

eurochick Sun 25-Oct-20 15:49:46

She says in the OP she was tested as she needed to travel for work. That is presumably why she needs a negative test.

dementedpixie Sun 25-Oct-20 15:51:27

Or maybe she should just follow the rules and isolate for 10 days from her test result

Luckypoppy Sun 25-Oct-20 15:53:30

My friend is now 9 weeks in and still testing positive!

dementedpixie Sun 25-Oct-20 15:54:44

Positive test result

A positive result means you had coronavirus when the test was done.

If your test result is positive, you must self-isolate immediately.

If you had a test because you had symptoms, self-isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started.

If you had a test but have not had symptoms, self-isolate for 10 days from when you had the test

Lessofallthisunpleasantness Sun 25-Oct-20 15:55:03

You can keep testing positive for ages but doesn't mean you are contagious. I would let work guide you but at my friends work where they need to travel they are tested every 5 days.

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