Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli
Hi. i got covid and i have quarantine at home for about 12 days now. My rtk on day 10 was faded positive and day 11 it became negative but on day 12 i got faded positive on my rtk. So am i still contagious?
Hello and good afternoon.
Thank you for your question.
Based on your question, I understand that you are worried about your problem and will try to help you.
For your information, the RTK is only a preliminary testing or a screening test. They are used more frequently due to the fast processing of sample and results. Test results can be vague due to a myriad of factors. The more accurate way to determine your status would be to conduct a PCR test.
You will need to discuss these with your doctor in more detail regarding any further actions like quarantine or the need for PCR testing since we would require more information before giving you a final decision. On the safe side for now, you should continue your quarantine and maintaining good hygiene.
I would strongly recommend contacting your nearest health clinic to explain your circumstances and evaluate the need for a PCR test to confirm your status. Alternatively, you could speak to any one of our doctors online to explore your situation to provide an accurate diagnosis and further management steps without the need to leave your house.
I hope this answer helps you. Thank you.
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