Understanding Your Results

  1. NEGATIVE RESULT: If only the C band is developed, the test indicates that no detectable antibodies are present in the specimen. The result is negative.                                                                                                              
  2. POSITIVE RESULT: If both C and T bands are developed, the test indicates for the presence of antibodies in the specimen; the result is positive. Samples with positive results should be confirmed with alternative testing method(s) and clinical findings before a positive determination is made.                                                                                                                      
  3. INVALID: If no C band is developed, the assay is invalid regardless of color development on the T band as indicated below. Repeat the assay with a new device 

 

Note: These are general guidelines for interpretation of a test result from a home test kit from MediLabKits.  Please refer to the insert included in the packaging of the test for exact specification of the test being performed.

Understanding your test results is an important part in being in control of your personal health.  Here is some further information from MediLabKits.

There is a certain dormant period after exposure to STD/STIS but before the test results will be positive or before symptoms arise.  As a result, there may be a need for multiple testing at periodic intervals ranging from monthly to annually when dormant infections may be present but are asymptomatic.  Please consider repeat testing if you are concerned.

There can be times a person could be infected with an STD/STI and the test will be negative (false negative), or the person could be free of the condition (STD/STI) and the test will be positive (false positive).  These events are rare but well established in laboratory testing.  The only remedy is repeat testing either with the same or another test method.

Also, it may be necessary for you to seek care from a qualified health care provider and/or to seek further information or counselling if needed.  There is extensive and ample information available for you to review about all STDs/STIs at the following websites: