Website Established for Self-Reporting COVID-19 Test Results
BETHESDA, Md. — Reporting a positive or negative COVID-19 test result just became easier thanks to a new website from the National Institutes of Health.
MakeMyTestCount.org, developed through the NIH’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Tech program, allows users to anonymously report the results of any brand of at-home COVID-19 test.
COVID-19 testing remains an essential tool as the United States heads more deeply into the holiday season and people navigate respiratory viruses.
While taking a rapid COVID-19 test has become commonplace, test results are not often reported. COVID-19 test results provide valuable data that public health departments can use to assess the needs and modify the responses in the local community, the state or the nation.
Lab tests have a well-established technology system for sharing test results. The NIH program has been working on a system to standardize test reporting for at-home tests in a secure manner.
The MakeMyTestCount.org website is built on this system for logging test results.
The development of the self-reporting website was supported by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.