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Covid test - how long?

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Th1me Tue 21-Apr-20 18:45:31


Does anybody know how long it takes for a Covid test to come back in a hospital?

My Dad has been admitted this afternoon and has been tested and I wondered how long we would be waiting for the results?

I don’t want to phone the ward and ask lots of questions as they are probably very busy.

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Four4me Tue 21-Apr-20 21:02:44

I'm not definitely sure about the hospital wards, but I'm being tested tomorrow (mild symptoms) as I'm a keyworker (physiotherapist) and have been told 48 hours.
All the best for your Dad xxx

CoughKeepsOnComing Tue 21-Apr-20 22:39:18

I was told 4 days but it took a WEEK to come back hmm

I'd chase (mine would've taken longer if I'd not chased and chased... But maybe I was just unlucky)

I'd imagine if you r in hospital it'll be quicker as they will need the result sooner...

Rupertpenrysmistress Tue 21-Apr-20 22:45:21

I think it is variable my trust has a turn around of less than 24 hours. I hope that's the case for your dad.

Jellybean27 Tue 21-Apr-20 23:51:18

All the best for your dad!

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