Enough COVID-19 tests available in Metro Detroit, but results taking too long to come back
DETROIT There seem to be enough coronavirus (COVID-19) tests available in Metro Detroit, but results are often taking so long to come back that the tests are rendered essentially useless. Testing and tracing are pillars of the public health response to COVID-19, but right now testing is falling short across the U.S. For everyone else, COVID-19 test results take more than seven days, or in some cases, even as long as two weeks. LabCorp, another national testing corporation, said on July 19 that its tests are taking an average of 3-5 days to come back from the time of specimen pickup. Anyone who wants a faster result on a COVID-19 test should check with local facilities performing tests in their own labs.