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Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces 35 Counties Approved to Resume Elective Outpatient Treatments

New York State’s Website New York State is Now Conducting Average of 30,000 Diagnostic Tests Per Day  Results of FDNY and NYPD Antibody Testing Study Show 17.1 Percent of FDNY and 10.5 Percent of NYPD Have Antibodies State is Expanding Antibody Testing Today for 1,000 Transit Workers Directs MTA to Issue Full Plan by Tomorrow […]

Rite Aid COVID-19 Testing Criteria Expanded

Rite Aid Adults exhibiting symptoms eligible for diagnostic screening at no cost CAMP HILL, Pa. (April 28, 2020) – Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) has expanded COVID-19 testing criteria to include all individuals 18 and older exhibiting any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore […]

Laboratory Professionals Week

American Clinical Laboratory Association This Laboratory Professionals Week, we’re taking a moment to thank laboratory researchers, technicians, administrative staff and medical officers who are going above and beyond the call of duty to serve patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, ACLA is featuring BioReference’s Chief Medical Officer and laboratory director who has played a critical […]

Rite Aid Opens Newest Covid-19 On-Site Testing Site in Richmond, VA

25 Self-Swab Testing Sites Now Open Across Delaware, Idaho, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia CAMP HILL, Pa. (April 21, 2020) – Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) continues to expand COVID-19 testing sites with its 25th location opening on Thursday, April 23, in Richmond, Va., through its partnership with the U.S. Department of […]

What it’s like to get tested in the COVID-19 pandemic

Crain’s Detroit Business Getting tested for coronavirus, as one might imagine, is quite an experience, both psychologically and physiologically. Monday afternoon I took my wife, Olya, a health care worker, for a first-responder test at a site in Detroit operated by Wayne State University Physician Group at 400 E. Mack Ave. Not to complain too […]

Private Labs Are Fueling a New Coronavirus Testing Crisis

Backlogs at private laboratories have ballooned, making it difficult to treat suffering patients and contain the pandemic. The Atlantic On the surface, the American COVID-19 testing regime has finally hit its stride. Over the past five days, the states have reported a daily average of 104,000 people tested, according to data assembled by the COVID […]

U.S. Finally Ramps Up Virus Testing, But Demand Still Outpaces Supply

Bloomberg Law Nearly a week after submitting tests for Covid-19, a medical practice in North Carolina was still waiting for the results. New York City health-care facilities were told to only test people who are already hospitalized. A clinic in Oakland, California, has been conserving scarce supplies and turned away symptomatic patients who just a week earlier would […]

I work at a coronavirus drive-thru testing site in New York. Here’s what a 12-hour shift looks like

CNBC As a phlebotomist at Northwell Health, a New York-based non-profit healthcare provider, my job is to draw blood from people, ensuring that the right amount is taken and that everything is properly labeled. Like everyone else in this field, I’m comfortable around blood, needles and test tubes. But recently, I had to be OK with something […]

Some coronavirus test results in the US can take up to a week

CNN Demand for coronavirus tests at some US commercial labs continues to exceed capacity, even as millions of tests have become available. Test turnaround times range from 24 hours to a week or more, according to labs contacted by CNN. Quest Diagnostics: One of the largest US clinical laboratories said current turnaround time for coronavirus tests is on average four to five days, from the time of specimen pickup to the time results are delivered, though some results may not be provided for about a week.  “Although we are rapidly expanding testing capacity, […]