Coronavirus testing delays drop at large diagnostics company
Coronavirus testing delays at Quest Diagnostics, a leading diagnostic information services company, decreased in August as compared to last month, when patients had to wait up to two weeks for results.
The average turnaround time for all patients dropped from a week in late July, to about two to three days by Monday.
“We enter the second week of August with significantly increased testing capacity compared to early summer and are now able to provide up to 150,000 COVID-19 molecular diagnostic tests a day compared to 120,000 tests at the beginning of July. We continue to expect to scale up capacity to provide 185,000 tests a day by Labor Day, with further gains possible,” according to a company statement.
Quest attributed faster turnaround times to growing capacity paired with a plateau in demand — “albeit at a high level,” officials said.
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[Source: Fox News]