I got a negative COVID-19 antigen test result. Does this need to be confirmed by a PCR test?
A PCR test may be needed to confirm the results of a negative antigen test, depending on your medical history, exposure, and symptoms. Antigen tests are more likely to miss an active COVID-19 infection compared to PCR tests. PCR tests are the gold standard for diagnosing an active COVID-19 infection. Be sure to follow up with your healthcare provider for more information on whether or not you need further testing.