Report a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test result

Use this service to report your result to the NHS after using a rapid lateral flow test kit to check if you’re infectious with coronavirus (COVID-19).

A rapid lateral flow test is a coronavirus test you do yourself. It shows you the result on a handheld device that comes with the test.

Report the result:

  • every time you use a rapid lateral flow test kit
  • as soon as possible after you get the result

If you are taking daily rapid lateral flow tests because you are a contact of someone who has COVID-19, you should report your result every day.

You cannot report a result after more than 24 hours.

You can only report one result at a time.

This service is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

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Before you start

To use this service, you need:

  • the QR code or ID number printed on the test strip (the part of the kit that shows your result)
  • a mobile phone number so we can text you to confirm we’ve got your result

Get help to report a test result

If you cannot use the online service, call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines).

Lines are open every day 7am to 11pm.

119 provides support in 200 languages.

SignVideo is a free online British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter service for 119.

You can use the free Be My Eyes app to get help from trained NHS Test and Trace staff. Download the app, go to ‘Specialized Help’ and select ‘NHS Test & Trace’ in the ‘Personal Health’ category.

If you have a problem with your test kit

If anything in your COVID-19 test kit was missing or damaged, or you were harmed using the test kit, report the problem online or call 119.

Do not use the test kit if any part of it is missing or damaged.

Why you should report your results

Reporting results helps to:

  • reduce infection rates in your community
  • protect people at higher risk of infection
  • prevent and reduce the spread of the virus
  • find out if you’re infectious (you may not have symptoms)

Self-isolation

You and your household may need to self-isolate depending on your result.

Get advice about how to self-isolate on NHS.UK.

How NHS uses your data

Find out how NHS uses your data.