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How To Read a Covid Test Result – Read This Article To Know More

How to Read a Covid Test Result

Covid-19 cases might have reduced significantly, and there are antidotes available for it; however, the fact remains that it has not entirely faded away from our surroundings.

How To Read a Covid Test Result

If you’ve got your Covid-19 results, understanding it can be a daunting task, especially if you are from a non-medical background.

This post will help you with your question about how to read the Covid test results.

Reading the Covid-19 report is not rocket science, and it is not complex either as a blood or FNAC report. Inside the information, you will find COVID-19 Interpretation and then status with Positive or Negative remarks.

Apart from the COVID-19 Interpretation, a few more terms are mentioned in the report that you might not understand. Below you will find an understanding of those terms.

Terms Displayed In Covid 19 Test Results

ORF Gene

Open reading frames (ORF) are defined as segments of DNA sequence between the start and stop codons in molecular biology. It is usually considered inside a studied portion of a bacterial DNA sequence when only one of the six possible reading frames is “open.”

Specimen Type 1: Nasopharyngeal Swab

A nasopharyngeal swab is a device used to collect nasal secretions from the back of the nose and throat. The expert then examines the sample to detect the presence of organisms or other diseases.

Specimen Type 2: Oropharyngeal Swab

Oropharyngeal sampling is less complicated. The swab is placed horizontally in the nose, parallel to an imaginary line between the nostril and the ear. The swab is guided toward the oropharyngeal back wall and spun a few times before removal.

N Gene

It is not a symptom but a test intended to detect the virus that causes COVID-19 in respiratory samples such as nasal, mid-turbinate, nasopharyngeal, and oropharyngeal swabs.


Ribonuclease P is a ribonuclease that breaks down RNA. Its job is to break off an additional RNA sequence on tRNA molecules called a precursor. RNAse P is a ribozyme, a ribonucleic acid that acts as a catalyst in the same manner as a protein-based enzyme would.


The Covid-19 report is comparatively easier to read than any other complex diagnostics test. If you have symptoms of Covid, visit the nearest lab for appropriate testing. If you live in Vadodara, find the Grace Laboratory branch nearest your location.

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