What does an indeterminate COVID-19 PCR test result mean?

Indeterminate means that the test did not detect a clear positive or negative result. It was unable to accurately detect COVID-19.

Your result could be indeterminate if:

  • You are infected with COVID-19 but the test was done too early to detect the virus, OR
  • There was a problem with the sample you provided or the test itself.

It is recommended that you get retested or see a healthcare provider to discuss your result and confirm next steps. To get retested, please directly contact the company from which you ordered the test or ask your healthcare provider about testing recommendations.