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On being tested

We recommend that you take a PCR test if you have symptoms or if you are the close contact of someone infected with novel coronavirus. In other situations, it might be a good idea to take a rapid antigen test.

On tests

1. If you have symptoms that could be COVID-19

If you have symptoms, but do not feel so ill, that you feel the need to consult your own doctor, you can book a PCR test at coronaprover.dk

Please call your doctor or the out-of-hours medical service, if you feel so ill, that you would like a consultation, or if your symptoms worry you. The doctor can refer you to a quick response PCR test, before you show up for your doctor's appointment, which will typically be the following day. If your doctor feels that you should be seen immediately, he or she may refer you for assessment in an emergency department.

You should always call the doctor, if it concerns a child under the age of 2.

We recommend that you get tested, even though you are fully vaccinated or previously have been infected with novel coronavirus.

2. If you learn that you are a close contact of someone who is infected with novel coronavirus 

If you are the close contact of someone infected with novel coronavirus, please call tel. 32 32 05 11 to determine on which days you need to be tested and what else to do.

Then you can proceed to book the PCR test appointments on 
coronaprover.dk.

We recommend that you get tested with a PCR test, if you learn that you are a close contact - even though you are fully vaccinated or previously have been infected with novel coronavirus.

3. If you are told to get tested prior to hospitalisation, treatment or examination

If you are told, that you have to get tested prior to hospitalisation, treatment or any form of examination, your treatment provider can consult you, if you have any questions. Also be alert to the fact that there can be other recommendations on being tested in the health service.

4. If you are identified as a 'secondary contact'

If you learn, for example through the Smitte│stop app, that you are a 'secondary contact', you must be tested as soon as possible. 

This typically happens in situations where – although you are not the primary or close contact of someone who has tested positive for novel coronavirus – you may have been exposed to infection because you have been working in too close proximity to your colleagues, for example.

As a secondary contact, you must book an appointment for a PCR test on coronaprover.dk or take a rapid antigen test as soon as possible.

You do not have to self-isolate if you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19. But until you get your test results, you must limit the number of people you see and pay particular attention to the general infections prevention measures.

General guidance

You should also get tested if you learn you are a 'secondary contact' - even though you have been fully vaccinated.

5. Children and test

For different reasons it can be relevant to test children under the age of 12 for novel coronavirus.

6. When a rapid antigen test is a good idea

  • If your workplace or school offers you a rapid antigen test to prevent the spread of infection.
  • IIf you are going to be with someone who is at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
  • If you cannot avoid being around many people.

You may be required to present a negative COVID-19 test in several situations, e.g. if you have an appointment to have your hair cut, etc. 

7. When a test may not be such a good idea

Situations where it may be medically inadvisable to undergo a rapid antigen test:

  • If you have a deformity in your nasal passage.
  • If you have cancer or have long-term side effects of cancer treatment in your nose, mouth or throat.  
  • If you have recently broken your nose or undergone some form of nasal surgery.
  • If you are prone to bleeding – take blood thinners following heart valve surgery or deep vein thrombosis (deep vein blood clots in your leg or pelvis), have a bleeding disorder, etc.
  • If you have a mental and/or cognitive impairment and cannot understand or actively participate in the test.
  • If you suffer from such mental health conditions and illnesses such as anxiety, PTSD, etc.

Situations where it may be medically inadvisable to undergo a PCR test:

  • If you have a mental and/or cognitive impairment and cannot understand or actively participate in the test.
  • If you suffer from such mental health conditions and illnesses such as anxiety, PTSD, etc.
 

Test results

You get your test results on the digital platform 

 

sundhed.dk

 

If virus was identified in the test sample, your test results are positive and the Danish text will read either:

  • Positive (positive)
  • Formodet positiv (presumed positive)
  • Påvist (detected)

If virus was not identified in the test sample, the Danish text will read either:

  • Negativ (negative)
  • Ikke påvist (not detected)
Updated 17 MAJ 2021