Corona tests for the public

See how you can be tested, and where you can get your results. 


Test results

Log on to sundhed.dk with your NemID to see your test result - this applies for both PCR tests and rapid tests. For children and young people under the age of 15, log on with a parent's NemID to see your test result. 

You can also download the MinSundhed app (or update it if you already have it) and sign up for notifications. You will then receive a message when your result is ready. 

You will receive the result of your test through the contact information you register on the website. If you are being tested because you have symptoms, this may indicate that you have corona, and you must self-isolate until you know your test result.

You must self-isolate while you are waiting for your test result. 

  • If you HAVE BEEN infected, the test result will be positiv (positive) or påvist (detected).
  • If you HAVE NOT BEEN infected, the test result will be negativ (negative) or ikke påvist (not detected).
  • If the test result is inkonklusiv (inconclusive), you will have to be tested again.
Most people will get the result of their PCR test within 24-48 hours. 

If you are infected with coronavirus

If the test shows that you have been infected, you must self-isolate until you have been free of symptoms for 48 hours.

You will be contacted by the corona tracking service, Coronaopsporing, under the Danish Patient Safety Authority, who will advise you about what to do. You will also be offered help to trace who you have had contact with since you became infected.

If you have received a positive result and you do not receive a call by no later than 24 hours after you have received the result, you can contact Coronaopsporing on +45 32 32 05 11. 


If you are not ill and want to be tested

If you want to be tested for coronavirus and you have no symptoms, you can choose either a PCR test or a rapid test.  
 
You can show up for a PCR test without an appointment or you can book an appointment on coronaprover.dk.
 
Note: Some PCR-test stations only offer tests without an appointment for limited periods during opening hours.
 
You cannot book an appointment for a rapid test.

You must wear a face mask at the test site, so remember to take one with you.



If you are ill

If you feel ill, but you do NOT need to talk to a doctor

If you feel a little unwell, but you are not actually so ill that you need to talk to a doctor, you should take a PCR test.  

The most common symptoms of coronavirus are fever, coughing, difficulty swallowing or breathing, and headache.

You can show up for a PCR test without an appointment or you can book an appointment on coronaprover.dk.
 
Note: Some PCR-test stations only offer tests without an appointment for limited periods during opening hours.
 
You cannot book an appointment for a rapid test.

You must wear a face mask at the test site, so remember to take one with you.

If you are ill and NEED to talk to a doctor

Contact your general practitioner (or dial 1813 for the medical helpline outside your general practitioner’s opening hours) if you feel ill and need to talk to a doctor.

Your general practitioner will assess whether you should be examined by a doctor and perhaps need to be tested. Three things can happen if you need to be tested and/or examined:

1. Your general practitioner will assess that you do not have to be examined by a doctor, and will ask you to book a test on coronaprover.dk.

Note that you cannot show up without an appointment. However, you do not have to book an appointment for the mobile test centres.

You must wear a face mask at the test site, so remember to take one with you.

2. Your general practitioner will refer you for a test on the same day, and will ask you to book a test on coronaprover.dk. If the test is negative, your general practitioner can offer you a physical consultation on the following day.

3. Your general practitioner will refer you for an examination at a hospital on the same day. The hospital will contact you about where and when to show up.




Corona tests for children under the age of 2 years

Parents of children under the age of 2 years should always contact their own general practitioner if they want their child tested for coronavirus.  



Corona tests for children and young people between 2 and 17 years

The same rules as for adults apply for corona tests for children and young people between 2 and 17 years.

Log on with a parent's NemID to book a test on coronaprover.dk for children and young people between 2 and 14 years.

For symptoms and illness

Your child should be isolated until the results of the test are available. 

Of course, your child should have all the care your child needs - including physical closeness and hugs.

However, minimise physical contact with other people as much as possible. It is very important that your child does not come into contact with his/her grandparents, as the elderly are at most risk of becoming seriously ill if they contract coronavirus.


Close contact with a corona-infected person

The Danish Health Authority asks everyone who has been tested positive for coronavirus to contact persons they have been in close contact with, so they too can be tested. The purpose is to stop the spread.

If you have been in close contact with a person who is infected with coronavirus, you may also be infected. Coronaopsporing (the corona tracking service) will contact everyone with a positive test and offer help to trace all close contacts.

When are you a close contact?

You are considered a close contact if you:
  • live together with an infected person
  • have had direct physical contact (a hug, for example) with and infected person
  • have had unprotected and direct contact with secretion from an infected person (for example, you have been coughed on or have touched a used tissue)
  • have had close face-to-face contact within a distance of 1 metre for more than 15 minutes with an infected person (a conversation, for example)
  • have participated in the care of a corona-infected citizen/patient as a healthcare professional or similar and you did not use personal protective equipment. 
If people have followed the Danish Health Authority's advice about physical distancing, coughing etiquette and hygiene, very few will be categorised as a close contact.

In other words, a close contact is the people you live with and a few colleagues and friends from whom it has not been possible to keep a distance. 

How to be tested

If you find out that you are a close contact to an infected person, you should contact Coronaopsporing (the corona tracking service) to be referred for a test. 

If you definitely feel ill: See the section ”If you are ill” on this page.



If the hospital, the medical specialist or the dentist sends you for testing before examination or treatment

If you have to be tested before your examination or treatment, you will be contacted by the place of treatment, who will tell you how to get tested. 

You must wear a face mask at the test site, so remember to take one with you.

Help with transport

If you have to be tested before an appointment at a hospital department, you may be entitled to receive help with transport to and from the corona swab test clinic.


You are also welcome to contact the department that has called you in, to hear about your options for transport.


COVID-19 passport for use when travelling abroad

The COVID-19 passport is personal documentation you can show if you are travelling and you need to be able to document a negative test for COVID-19. Several countries have introduced travel restrictions in order to limit infection with COVID-19, and in some countries demonstrating a negative test for COVID-19 can be a condition for entering without having to quarantine.


You can read, download and print your COVID-19 passport on sundhed.dk as soon as the laboratory has analysed the sample and released the result.

Your COVID-19 passport will only be available to read, download and print, if your test is negative and is not older than seven days.



A foreign tourist, foreign student, or a Dane resident abroad

If you are not ill and want to be tested

If you are a Danish national resident abroad and you have no symptoms, or mild symptoms and you assess that you do not need to talk to a doctor, you can go to a corona test site and be tested. 

You must wear a face mask at the test site, so remember to take one with you.

Test results

Most people will get the result of their PCR test within 24-48 hours

If you are ill

If you feel ill and need to talk to a doctor, please call the nearest general practitioner. Dial 1813 for the medical helpline outside the general practitioner’s opening hours. Do not show up at the general practitioner’s clinic or the hospital without an appointment. 

The general practitioner will assess whether you should be tested. Two things can happen if you need to be tested:

  • Either the general practitioner will ask you to show up for a test at a hospital,
  • or the general practitioner will refer you for an examination at a hospital, and tell you where and when to show up.

Test results

Most people will get the result of their PCR test within 24-48 hours.  
It is important that you remain isolated until you receive your test result.


How will my test for coronavirus be processed?

What happens with my test result after I was tested for coronavirus at one of the Region’s coronavirus swab test clinics or coronavirus assessment clinics? 

 Your results are recorded in your electronic patient record and in other systems that supplement the patient record. The test results will also be sent to the general practitioner who referred you. If you were referred by someone other than your general practitioner, the results will also be sent here.

How long will my test result remain in my electronic patient record and other systems that supplement the patient record, and can I get the result deleted?

Information in the records must not be deleted, or made illegible. If it is necessary to correct or add something in the record, the original text must be retained, unless it is directly incorrect. Hospitals are obliged to store patient information for 10 years (see Patient Record Executive Order no. 530). 

Will my test be used for purposes other than the diagnosis of coronavirus?

According to section 32 of the Danish Health Act (sundhedsloven) residual material from diagnostic examinations will be stored in secure biobanks and provided for future research projects, if permission is given by a health research ethics committee and by other approvals. This also applies for an analysed sample for coronavirus, just like an analysed urine sample taken to diagnose a bladder infection, for example. 

If you do not want your biological material to be used for future research projects, you can withdraw permission via the use of the tissue register (Vævsanvendelsesregisteret).


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