COVID-19 News & Media
JUNE 30, 2020
Media Statement: Testing Demand and Result Timeframe*
Rapidly delivering test results to ordering healthcare providers, pharmacy drive-through patients, at-home test kit patient customers, nursing homes, employers and others has been a priority for LabCorp and we have been delivering test results on average between 1-2 days from the date of specimen pick up.
In recent weeks, we have seen a steady increase in demand for molecular testing and we are doing everything we can to continue delivering results in a timely manner while continually increasing testing capacity. With the recent increase in demand, results on average may take 1-2 days longer*. We expect our capacity for molecular tests to increase from 130,000 to 150,000 tests per day by mid-July.
We continue to be committed to delivering results quickly, ensuring that vulnerable or sick patients and healthcare workers receive priority, and performing testing for other patients in the order in which they are received. LabCorp also continues developing innovations in COVID-19 testing to increase capacity, eliminate supply constraints, and increase access and convenience for specific markets and populations.
Please check back on this website for periodic updates.
Original statement posted on June 27.
*Updated June 30