COVID-19 and Testing Delays

Delays in receiving results from coronavirus testing have broad implications – from challenges in maintaining quarantine, to contact tracing, and causing patients unnecessary worry,

The graph below presents the 7 day moving average for tests to return to our clinic in Santa Monica. I was surprised to see that delays in early July were even longer than they were in early March.

They now seemed to have returned to a more typical turn around time of about 2-3 days.

Links:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/04/us/virus-testing-delays.html?fbclid=IwAR27ido1XTUDPWC5-gmxl1C24YiH5sf6TUAWO447Ae8O_HTpvpdurmDxl6c

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