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Conduct and submit tests

Once you’ve logged in to SimpleReport, you can begin conducting tests and submitting results to your public health department:

  1. Make sure that you’re on the “Conduct tests” page. It’s the page that appears once you’ve logged in and picked the facility where you’re working today. You can also get to it by clicking Conduct tests at the top of the page. The SimpleReport site with the "Conduct Tests" tab chosen in the top navigation
  2. In the text field just below Conduct tests, enter the name of the person you’re testing. The "Search for a person to start their test" field at the top of SimpleReport
  3. Confirm the person’s full name and date of birth. Then click Begin test to the right of their name. Search results showing two people with similar names but different birth dates.
    If the person you’re looking for doesn’t appear in the search results, make sure that you’ve spelled their name correctly. If you still can’t find them, you’ll need to add them before proceeding with the rest of these steps.
  4. The person you’re testing will need to answer a test questionnaire.
  5. Select Complete questionnaire verbally. The test questionnaire will appear. The first question asks the patient how they want to get their results. If they choose to get their results by text, they’ll get a notification as soon as you submit their results in SimpleReport. (The text message includes a link to a secure portal to check their result.) If they don’t want their results via text, you can also print a copy.
    You can ask these test questions now, or click Continue and come back to them later. Either way, you’ll need to complete them before submitting test results. Either way, you’ll need to complete them before submitting test results. Please refer to your public health department requirements to make sure you have the patient complete all required information.The bottom of the test questionnaire window, including the blue "Continue" button on the bottom right
  6. The person’s name will appear on a card on the “Conduct tests” page. You can continue with their test or, if you’re testing multiple people at once, you can repeat the previous steps for each of the people you’re testing.
  7. Collect the swab from the person you’re testing and prepare their sample.
  8. (optional) On the person’s card, click the blue button with the stopwatch icon to start the timer. If your device’s sound is on, you’ll hear an alarm at the end of the required time. You can restart the timer at any time by clicking the blue button again. The person's card, with the 15-minute timer highlighted at the top right
  9. Below the person’s phone number, you’ll have the option to select the testing device from the dropdown. Make sure that the correct device is selected. (It defaults to your facility’s primary device.) If the device you’re using isn’t on the list, ask an administrator to add the device to your SimpleReport facility settings. If the device isn’t available for them to add, the administrator will need to contact SimpleReport to request this. The device dropdown menu at the bottom left of the person's card
  10. Once the test is complete, select the result of the test on the right side of the person’s card: either “Positive”, “Negative”, or “Inconclusive”. The three SARS-CoV-2 results options (“Positive”, “Negative”, or “Inconclusive”), shown on the person's card in SimpleReport
  11. Make sure that you’ve completed the test questionnaire. You can review the questions by clicking Test questionnaire on the card. A gray PENDING tag means that some answers are still missing. A green COMPLETE tag means that all questions are completed.
    You can submit the results without completing all of the questions, if the person being tested declines to answer them. The person's card with a gray "PENDING" tag beneath the "Test questionnaire" link
  12. Click Submit.

You’ve successfully submitted the test result to your public health department. You’re all done. If you have the SimpleReport permissions to do so, you can also review submitted results.