Results Reporting

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 ReportingNew ReportingComment
PositivePositiveThe pathogen is detected
NegativeNot DetectedThe pathogen is not detected with the assay used
Weak PositiveWeak PositiveA low level of the pathogen is detected-
Query PositiveIndeterminate or EquivocalNot confident to call the result with any degree of certainty – please send a repeat sample for confirmation.
FailedFailedTest result has failed all quality controls – please send in a repeat sample for confirmation