Covid19 Tests and Patient Records
COVID-19 antibody test results flowing to GP records
From 10 September, when a person undertakes an antibody test that is taken through the public antibody portal (an ELISA test), the result will be loaded directly into their patient records. This will be in addition to the flowing of test results for pillar 2 viral testing and will follow the same process, according to each practice’s IT system provider.
Results will be presented on patients’ records as ‘positive’, ‘negative’ or ‘unknown’. As for viral testing, there will be no action required from the GP practice on receipt of the test results. Bulk upload of test results into GP records will take place without any manual patient-by-patient processes. Practices will receive further guidance by their system supplier about how this will work.