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INDUSTRY NEWS: Despite a network of testing options, COVID-19 test result wait times remain too high

Author: UCA Admin/Thursday, September 10, 2020/Categories: Industry News

(full article on inquirer.com)

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The Philidelphia Inquirer
Sept. 8, 2020

 

Despite a network of testing options, COVID-19 test result wait times remain too high

If you need a COVID-19 test, how long will you have to wait for results?

One answer came from a new survey conducted by researchers at Rutgers University and others. They found that Pennsylvania and New Jersey both had test waiting times similar to the national figure, with the waits running three days and two days, respectively. The figure nationally was three days....

...Shaun Ginter, president of the Urgent Care Association, said the current business model for testing isn’t ideal. Unlike public facilities, urgent cares don’t get government money to help make the rapid tests cheaper for everyone.

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