If you are getting tested for COVID-19 at testing sites that send your samples to Quest Diagnostics’ testing labs, you may experience a delay in getting your test results.
Quest Diagnostics says its average turnaround time for a COVID-19 rest has lengthened to “seven or more days” — decreasing the chance that asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic carriers will self-quarantine.
“Despite our rapid scaling up of capacity, soaring demand for COVID-19 molecular diagnostic tests across the United States is slowing the time in which we can provide test results.”
Neptune Beach and East Arlington Jim Fortuna Center city-run testing sites use Quest lab, as well as all Walmart and CareSpot Urgent care testing sites.
Action News Jax has a compiled list of those testing sites below:
· 1021 Cesery Blvd. (Jacksonville)
· 2401 Monument Road (Jacksonville)
· 13460 Beach Blvd. Unit 1 (Jacksonville Beach & Hodges)
· 12303 San Jose Blvd. (Jacksonville)
· 2032 Dunn Ave. (Jacksonville)
· 4498 Hendricks Ave. (Jacksonville)
· 8705 Perimeter Park Blvd. #2 - (Jacksonville)
· 5964 Normandy Blvd. (Jacksonville)
· 70 Durbin Pavilion Drive, Suite 101 (St. Johns County)
· 410 Atlantic Blvd. (Neptune Beach)
· 151 Pine Lake Drive, Suite B (Nocatee)
· 2140 Kingsley Ave. #15 (Orange Park)
· 1505 County Rd. 220 (Fleming Island/Orange Park)
· 1580 Branan Field Rd. (Middleburg)
· 9890 Hutchinson Park Dr. (Jacksonville)
· 12100 Lem Turner Rd. (Jacksonville)
· 1024 S State Rd. 19 (Palatka)
· 464016 State Rd. 200 (Yulee)
· Walmart 150 Altama Connector (Brunswick)
The American Clinical Laboratory Association is also struggling to keep up with the high demand for testing.
“We have made significant strides in expanding capacity, which has tripled since early April, and ACLA labs are now performing more than 300,000 tests each day.”
“In light of the ongoing spread of COVID-19 in states across the country, many labs are now receiving more test orders than they are able to process in a single day. We have urged ordering providers to prioritize testing for those most in need, especially hospitalized and symptomatic patients. That will help better manage demand for testing while labs continue to perform COVID-19 testing and increase their capacity, which will require adequate supplies and additional equipment.”
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