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The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends confirmatory testing if you do not have symptoms [protect-us.mimecast.com] of COVID-19 and get a positive result on a rapid antigen test, or if you do have symptoms [protect-us.mimecast.com] and get a negative result on a rapid antigen test (examples are the supplied BinaxNOW and Quidel QuickVue tests).
RIDOH also recommends:
- If you have an existing relationship with a lab, send confirmatory tests to that lab for processing.
- If you do not have an existing relationship with a lab, you can go to any State-run test site in your community to get a free confirmatory PCR test. Learn more at covid.ri.gov/testing [protect-us.mimecast.com].
Note: your confirmatory test must be a lab-processed nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. You cannot use a rapid NAAT or PCR test or an at-home NAAT or PCR test to confirm your rapid antigen test result.