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JULY 30, 2020

Media Statement: Testing Demand and Result Timeframe

LabCorp has performed approximately 9 million molecular tests since first making our COVID-19 test available in March, and we are able to process 180,000 tests per day with plans to increase capacity further. 

Our average time to deliver results is 2-3 days from specimen pickup. At this time, based on Department of Health and Human Services guidance, we are prioritizing testing for residents and staff from nursing homes in “hot spot” states in addition to hospitalized patients. All other testing for patients are performed in the order in which they are received. 

We continue to be committed to ramping our molecular testing capacity, as supplies and equipment are available, and delivering results as quickly as possible. We also continue to focus on innovations in COVID-19 testing that increase capacity, eliminate supply constraints, and increase access and convenience for specific markets and populations.

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