Please note that MDS has a new results reporting system that is summarised below.
Should you want a more detailed explanation please contact the laboratory.
|Previous Reporting||New Reporting||Comment|
|Positive||Positive||The pathogen is detected|
|Negative||Not Detected||The pathogen is not detected with the assay used|
|Weak Positive||Weak Positive||A low level of the pathogen is detected-|
|Query Positive||Indeterminate or Equivocal||Not confident to call the result with any degree of certainty – please send a repeat sample for confirmation.|
|Failed||Failed||Test result has failed all quality controls – please send in a repeat sample for confirmation|