Labs warn of test result delays amid coronavirus surges

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The industrial lab stated it will still be a one-day turnaround for concern clients.

The American Clinical Lab Association, a nonprofit representing laboratories that perform a large part of COVID-19 screening in the U.S., also stated June 27 that the boost in need for testing will likely strain members supplies in the coming weeks..


” The awaited need for COVID-19 testing over the coming weeks will likely exceed members screening capacities. This substantial boost in need could extend turn-around times for test results,” the association said in a news release.

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Quest Diagnostics stated June 29 that the typical turnaround time for nonpriority patients test outcomes will be three to 5 days due to the boost in demand. It utilized to be a one-day turn-around..

Clinical and industrial laboratories are warning that there may be extended turnaround times for COVID-19 test results in the middle of an uptick in demand for screening as cases rise throughout the U.S.

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