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Access COVID-19 Test Results

If you have been tested for COVID-19 using a PCR test, you can check your lab results online through the Ministry of Health Portal. 

Click here to access test results

Your test result is POSITIVE, and you:
Have symptoms of COVID-19 and are fully vaccinated or a child under the age of 12
  • Self-isolate for 5 days from the date you started to experience symptoms.
  • Inform your household members that they need to isolate for the same duration as you, regardless of their vaccination status.
  • Inform your close contacts that you tested positive and that they should follow the guidance for close contacts.
  • After your 5 days of self-isolation, you may stop self-isolating so long as you have no fever and your symptoms have been improving for 24 hours.
Have symptoms of COVID-19 and are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, immunocompromised, or live in a high-risk setting (e.g. hospitals, long-term care, retirement homes, congregate living settings where immunocompromised people live)
  • Self-isolate for 10 days from the date you started experiencing symptoms.
  • Inform your household members that they need to isolate for the same duration as you, regardless of their vaccination status.
  • Inform your close contacts that you tested positive and that they should follow the guidance for close contacts.
  • After your 10 days of self-isolation, you may stop self-isolating so long as you have no fever and your symptoms have been improving for 24 hours.
Have symptoms of COVID-19 and work in a high-risk care setting (e.g. hospitals, long-term care, retirement homes, congregate living settings where immunocompromised people live)
  • Notify your employer as soon as possible.
  • Self-isolate for 10 days from the date you started experiencing symptoms.
  • Do not visit the high-risk setting for 10 days since symptoms onset.
  • You may return to work early on day sever of your isolation period with a negative PCR test or two negative rapid antigen tests on day six and seven.
  • Inform your household members that they need to isolate for the same duration of you, regardless of their vaccination status.
  • Inform your close contacts that you tested positive and that they should follow the guidance for close contacts.
  • After your 10 days of self-isolation, you may stop self-isolating so long as you have no fever and your symptoms have been improving for 24 hours.
Have no symptoms of COVID-19
  • Self-isolate for 5 days from your test results if you are fully vaccinated or a child under the age of 12; self-isolate for 10 days from your test results if you are unvaccinated, partially vaccianted, immunocompromised, or live or work in a high-risk setting (e.g. hospitals, long-term care, retirement homes, congregate living settings where immunocompromised people live).
  • Individuals who work in a high-risk setting must not visit the high-risk setting during the 10-day self-isolation period; they may return to work early on day seven provided you test negative on a PCR test or on two rapid antigen tests on day six and seven.
  • Inform your household members that they must self-isolate for the same duration as you.
  • Inform your close contacts that you tested positive and that they shoud follow the guidance for close contacts.
  • After your self-isolation period, you may stop self-isolating so long as you've continued to not have symptoms. If symptoms developed, continue self-isolating until you have no fever and your symptoms have been improving for 24 hours.
Your test result is NEGATIVE, and you: 
Have symptoms of COVID-19
  • Self-isolate until you have no fever and your symptoms have been improving for 24 hours.
Have no symptoms of COVID-19 but are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or COVID-19-like symptoms
Have no symptoms of COVID-19 and are not a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or COVID-19-like symptoms
Have no symptoms of COVID-19 but are required to self-isolate due to recent travel outside of Canada
  • Self-isolate for 14 days after your return to Canada, regardless of test result.
  • *If you are exempt from federal quarantine requirements this self-isolation period is not required.


 Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get the results from my COVID-19 test?

If you were tested at London's COVID-19 Carling Heights Assessment Centre, your specimen is sent to the lab at London Health Sciences Centre for processing and analysis. Once the result is available it is posted on the Ministry of Health's online portal. MLHU only receives copies of positive test results. Negative test results can take up to 4 days to be reported and they are first reported on the Ministry of Health's portal.  MLHU cannot guarantee when your results will be available.


What should I do if my results are not available on the Ministry of Health's portal?

Results can take up to 4 days to be posted on the portal. 

If you are unable to access your results on the portal after 4 days AND you were tested at London's COVID-19 Carling Heights Assessment Centre you may contact MLHU at 519-663-5317 Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m..

If you were NOT tested at the Carling Heights Assessment Centre please DO NOT call MLHU as we will NOT have your results. You must contact the location where you were tested.

If you do not have a valid Ontario Health Card and/or do not have access to the internet AND you were tested at the Carling Heights Assessment Centre you may contact MLHU at 519-663-5317 Monday to Friday between 8:30a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for your test results once 4 days have passed since your test.


How do I get a copy of my test results?

Copies of results must be requested. To request a copy, call MLHU at 519-663-5317 Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. There is no guarantee that MLHU will be able to send your result by a certain date. Please make other arrangements with the person/agency needing a paper copy. Verbal results will be provided if available.

 
Date of creation: April 4, 2020
Last modified on: June 1, 2022