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How to report the result of your positive or negative lateral flow test to the NHS.

First published:
13 January 2022
Last updated:

Once you have done your lateral flow test (LFT) you need to report your result. You need to report all results whether positive, negative or void within 24 hours. 

Reporting your results helps to:

  • understand current COVID-19 rates
  • identify new outbreaks
  • prevent and reduce the spread of the virus
  • protect people at higher risk of infection
  • understand how tests are used

Report your result on gov.uk or by calling 119.

If your result is positive self-isolate immediately.