Test Results


Please note:

  • This information is only applicable for events held by the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services or local public health units. If you had a sample taken at a private health care facility, please reach out to your health care provider. 
  • If you opted to receive an e-notification of your test results, you will be prompted to enter your date of birth. 
  • The state laboratory does not process tests on Saturdays or Sundays. Tests received at the lab Friday evening may not be resulted until late Monday afternoon or Tuesday. Holidays may affect these days/times.
  • Residents of long-term care facilities and other congregate living settings, and health care workers should follow NDHHS guidance here and here

How do I access my test result? 

  • Complete this online survey to receive a PDF of your test result by email.
    • An online survey may be completed any time after a test is performed. Survey requests are monitored Monday through Friday from 8am – 5pm. Holidays may affect these times.
  • The Citizen Portal - Provides you direct access to your test result and the result copy 24 hours a day. 
    • You will need to create or use an existing NDLogin and associate it with your TestReg registration account. An NDLogin is an account that can be used to access multiple online services provided by North Dakota state government (ex. Game & Fish, Job Service, Parks and Recreation) without the need to create a new account for each service. 
      • Create an account by going to testreg.nd.gov
      • Already have an NDLogin account? Sign in here
      • Not sure if you have an NDLogin account? Check here
    • You will be prompted to create an account when accessing your result e-notification and when registering for a test at testreg.nd.gov.
    • Results will only be visible once they are completed: normally within 72 hours for PCR and 1 hour for Rapid Antigen tests.
    • Here are step-by-step instructions for creating and accessing an account: 
  • Result Notification Line
    • If you are unable to access your results using the Citizen Portal or the Online Survey, call the result notification line at 701-204-6664 Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. Holidays may affect these times.


If Your Test is Positive 

Individuals with a positive test result will be notified by e-notification within 3 days from when the lab gets the sample, but may vary depending on a variety of factors (e.g. the time required to get the sample to the lab, number of samples that need to be tested, etc). If your test is positive, please click here for more information. 

If Your Test is Negative

Individuals with a negative test result will be notified within 3 days, but may vary depending on a variety of factors (e.g. the time required to get the sample to the lab, number of samples that need to be tested, etc). The notification will occur through an automated notification as requested through the preregistration process. If you were expecting an email notification and didn't get one, please check your spam mailbox. 

A negative COVID-19 test means that the test did not detect the virus, but this doesn’t rule out that you could have an infection. If you used an antigen test, see FDA instructions on repeat testing.

For more information on testing, please click here