Test Results

PHTS reports test results electronically back to the PHTS Client (submitting Iowa health care provider) via the secured PHTS Client Portal.

Test results are posted to the ISU Public Health Testing Services client portal as soon as they are available. To view results, PHTS clients must log in to the ISU Public Health Testing Services client portal using their assigned username and password. (

As guide for accessing results, please reference this training video:

Test turn-around-time will vary due to testing demand and supply availability. Please do not call the laboratory for test results.

For the COVID-19 testing services provided to Iowans,  PHTS shall also submit results to the Iowa Department of Public Health pursuant to Iowa Code section 139A.3 (without obligation to report to local health departments unless otherwise agreed in writing with IDPH), 641 IAC 1.4, and the Mandatory Reporting Order issued April 18, 2020, and any subsequent extensions of such Order.    

PHTS does not disclose the test results to any other party and shall protect the confidentiality of all results and any identifiable data and information related to such results.

Test Interpretation

CDC PCR Testing

Fact sheet for healthcare providers

Fact sheet for patients