Covid-19 antigen tests Ireland: HSE to launch system to log positive results

By Thomas Telford

The HSE is to launch a new system this week for people log positive antigen test results online.

HSE chief executive Paul Reid confirmed that a new system had to be developed as only PCR tests could be logged previously.

"What we have done now, we’re just finalising the design and testing of it during this week, is build an equivalent pathway for antigen testing to be able to register that test," he told Newstalk.

The HSE is working with both the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) and The Department of Health to develop the system.

Due to the extraordinary demand for antigen tests, the HSE is building capacity to provide 350,000 tests per week to close contacts.

There is currently a system in place to log negative antigen test results with the HSE online.

The process for submitting a negative test result is as follows:

  • Select your age range
  • The county you live in
  • The date of your antigen test
  • Select the reason you had an antigen test from the following list: 4 to 39 years of age, have symptoms of COVID-19 and are not a close contact, A primary school pod using HSE antigen tests, A close contact using HSE antigen tests, An early learning or childcare pod using HSE antigen tests or Other.
  • Have you had a vaccine?
  • Do you have any symptoms of Covid-19

To submit a negative result, click here.

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