I'm sick. Will that affect my results?
In case you are sick, it is best to wait until you have fully recovered. This will help get the most accurate results from your blood test.
I'm taking medication. Will that affect my results?
Most medications are unlikely to affect your results. However, use of some oral contraceptives have been found to affect the results with an increase in the reported COVID-19 severity risk.
I'm using oral contraceptives. Will it affect my results?
Progestin-only contraceptives usually have minimal, if any, effects on your test results. However, combined oral contraceptives (containing both estrogen and progestin) may affect the results with an increase in the reported COVID-19 severity risk.
I'm pregnant. Will that affect my results?
The blood test is safe for pregnant women. However, already on the 2nd trimester, pregnancy causes substantial metabolic changes to support the needs of the growing fetus. Blood levels of biomarkers may, therefore, deviate substantially from the levels recommended for non-pregnant women. Hence, we do not recommend taking the test when you have been pregnant for more than 2-3 months.
I have diabetes. Will that affect my results?
The blood test is valid also for persons with diabetes.
Please also note, that both type 1 and type 2 diabetes themselves have been linked to higher chances of severe complications from COVID-19.