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He had a really bad cold a few weeks ago then on Monday night had a sore throat and a bit of a cough. The only reason I did a Covid test was because someone at school he knows has Covid. Wouldn’t have crossed my mind otherwise and he’s not coughed since. Oh what a mess! Waiting here too. Two weeks ago my kids came back within 12 hrs.

I’m on 36 hrs now. Though sure I’m positive. Loads of strong pos lfts. I did hear from someone else that test demand is really high. We are waiting for our test results taken yesterday at although my two children have had their results – positive one emailed at 12pm today and negative at 2pm. My other child tested at 9am on Monday and positive confirmation email was sent at 5am yesterday so I’m not sure what is happening!

Justwingingit oh poor you! Have you been vaccinated? I was really hoping that being jabbed would mean we get it quite mildly. Sorry you’re feeling rubbish and hope you feel better soon! I didn’t get results from my Saturday test until yesterday. Think they’re busy at the moment. I have a positive result within 24 hours. The local walk in one we had back within 12 hours but the postal one is taking forever!!

It did feel like the priority postbox was jammed with them to be fair. A very hollow boxy sound when I posted it and it didn’t drop far inside. My son has Covid now at the start his main symptom was a sore throat and bit of a cough. He already had a cough from a previous respiratory virus. I wouldn’t assume it’s another cold. Ours negative results finally came through at 10pm last night, 10 hours after my son’s positive one although they were done at the same time.

Register today and join the discussion Have your say, get notified on what matters to you and see fewer ads Register now. Please create an account or log in to access all these features. Add post Watch this thread Hide thread. Start thread Flip this thread. I’m on Unanswered threads. They are gentle and non-invasive, meaning patients are no longer required to practically have their brains tickled with a long, thin nasal swab. Walia expects that current strict testing requirements for travel, which vary by country, will eventually loosen, and demand for overnight and faster results will recede.

But testing will remain crucial for preventing the global spread of new variants. But if this thing is still around for a little while, testing will be the only way to prevent global spread,” she said. Sameday Health, another testing outfit started during the pandemic, has also sought to expedite the turnaround time for COVID tests.

Emad, who says the self-funded company is already profitable, thinks demand for PCR testing will hold steady as cases of the virus remain elevated. It seems Omicron doesn’t care if you’re fully vaccinated or have the booster, we are still seeing breakthrough cases in people who have their triple shot, and we are here if we are needed,” he said.

Experts say U. Most insurance providers cover basic PCR testing services that deliver results in 48 hours, but that have proven inadequate for people who need their results faster than two days. Depending on the clinic and patient’s insurance plan, a portion of the cost of the rush test may also be covered.

Earlier this month, as part of its winter plan to battle COVID, the White House said it would require insurers to reimburse Americans for the cost of over-the-counter at-home tests, in addition to those that are administered at the point of care.

In New York, medical provider CityMD is advertising three- to five-day turnaround times for PCR tests, the costs of which are fully covered by most insurers, according to the drop-in health services provider. A five-day old test result is useless for someone who is en route to Canada, for example, which requires proof of a negative PCR test administered within 72 hours of takeoff.

One reason for the widespread delay in delivering results likely has to do with staffing challenges , experts said. There needs to a broad strategic plan to monitor and ensure access to all types of testing and quick turnaround times. Long delays can also make a test less useful if an individual has the virus and doesn’t know she is infected.

That’s where the inequality could be further exacerbated by this,” Columbia University’s Chan said. Omicron variant sparks new safety measures. Please enter email address to continue.

 
 

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Why Is My COVID Test Taking So Long? – Covid Clinic.About COVID testing – COVID

 
Aug 01,  · The amplification process takes time, and a PCR machine can only hold a limited number of samples at a time. There needs to be a technician who can process the samples and analyze the results. And the process requires specific chemicals, called reagents, which have been in short supply. Dec 15,  · “Due to increased demand, the average turnaround time for PCR (Nasal Swab) lab results is currently days, but can take longer depending on lab partner and other factors,” its website reads. Oct 13,  · I had a test a couple of weeks ago and the test centre Said Results within 48 hours and phone if they didn’t come within that time. On day 3, phoned, but they couldn’t chase until day 5. Went for another test, results came back in 12 hours. Still haven’t had original test results. Obviously lost in the system somewhere.

 
 

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NHS Coronavirus information. Information from gov. Mumsnet hasn’t checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have health concerns, please seek medical attention. Related: Lockdown Learning , discuss home schooling during lockdown. My son was tested at 8am yesterday morning at a drive through site. Whenever we’ve been before we’ve had the results within about 14 hours. I know it’s only been 36 hours and they say five days, but do you think it’s worth calling?

He’s missed two days of school and can’t miss a third mock exams very soon. I’m also worried it’s a bad sign – the past tests have been negative. Can’t help but wonder if they double check the positive ones and that’s why it’s taking longer. Went for another test, results came back in 12 hours. Obviously lost in the system somewhere.

Maryann thanks for replying. That doesn’t sound very promising. Oh dear. Do I take him for another test tomorrow in case they’ve lost it? I must admit I’m tempted to ignore it and assume it was just a brief cold. He had a really bad cold a few weeks ago then on Monday night had a sore throat and a bit of a cough.

The only reason I did a Covid test was because someone at school he knows has Covid. Wouldn’t have crossed my mind otherwise and he’s not coughed since.

Oh what a mess! Waiting here too. Two weeks ago my kids came back within 12 hrs. I’m on 36 hrs now. Though sure I’m positive. Loads of strong pos lfts. I did hear from someone else that test demand is really high. We are waiting for our test results taken yesterday at although my two children have had their results – positive one emailed at 12pm today and negative at 2pm. My other child tested at 9am on Monday and positive confirmation email was sent at 5am yesterday so I’m not sure what is happening!

Justwingingit oh poor you! Have you been vaccinated? I was really hoping that being jabbed would mean we get it quite mildly. Sorry you’re feeling rubbish and hope you feel better soon! I didn’t get results from my Saturday test until yesterday. Think they’re busy at the moment. I have a positive result within 24 hours. The local walk in one we had back within 12 hours but the postal one is taking forever!! It did feel like the priority postbox was jammed with them to be fair.

A very hollow boxy sound when I posted it and it didn’t drop far inside. My son has Covid now at the start his main symptom was a sore throat and bit of a cough.

He already had a cough from a previous respiratory virus. I wouldn’t assume it’s another cold. Ours negative results finally came through at 10pm last night, 10 hours after my son’s positive one although they were done at the same time. Register today and join the discussion Have your say, get notified on what matters to you and see fewer ads Register now. Please create an account or log in to access all these features.

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