I tested positive on a rapid antigen test, do I need to get a PCR test?

If you get a positive result on a rapid antigen test, you no longer need to book a PCR test to confirm your results. A positive result with a rapid antigen test is a good indication that you have COVID-19 and does not need to be reported to a public health unit unless otherwise directed by public health

Individuals testing positive on a rapid antigen test (Government of Ontario) are to self-isolate and follow the steps at ontario.ca/exposed to take care of yourself and to protect others.


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