More COVID-19 tests = slower results
It's happening all over the United States. As more people meet criteria to be tested for COVID-19, quickly providing test results is becoming more difficult. Your community is no different.
As we prioritize tests for those who need them right away (hospitalized patients and frontline healthcare workers, to name a couple), please know we're also working as quickly as possible to provide COVID-19 test results with our in-house Lab teams and with private labs, who are also seeing a tremendous increase in testing demand.
While it may take a day or less to get a COVID-19 test result for those who need one right away, it may take 5 to 7 days to get less urgent test results.
We know it's tough to wait, especially with so much uncertainty right now. We are working with local county and state health officials on ways to fix this. In the meantime, thank you for being patient.
Antibody testing for people who have had COVID-19 is in demand, but it may not be valuable. Antibody testing doesn't help diagnose COVID and cannot be used to confirm COVID immunity in the future. CDC antibody test information.
If you are feeling sick, we ask that you please CALL before you come in. Start by calling your primary care provider. For after-hours questions and care, please call our Telephone Nurse Advisors at (608) 775-4454 or (800) 858-1050