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How long after testing do you get the results of covid 19.(care home)

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Noidea2114 Sat 16-May-20 18:32:41

Yesterday after lunch my Mil was tested in the care home. Today we phoned at 10am about something else and was told that she was given the all clear.
I thought it took 3 days for the results. Or is it different in care homes.

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Lifeisabeach09 Sat 16-May-20 21:39:57

It varies based on processing centres and how busy they are. Usually a couple of days sometimes quicker, sometimes longer.

Lifeisabeach09 Sat 16-May-20 21:40:51

If you are worried you have been informed incorrectly, speak to the home manager.

aFaintSeashellAroma Sat 16-May-20 21:42:48

My family member heard within 26hours but that was positive result

Chardonnay73 Sat 16-May-20 21:43:14

I was tested on Thursday, told it would be 48 hours, heard nothing so phoned our trusts ICC and was told 5-7 days as testing is being outsourced to private labs...

headachehenry Sat 16-May-20 21:43:50

In my hospital it's same day or at least within 24hrs.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Sat 16-May-20 21:47:22

24 hours normally at work. We access results online, it's so much quicker than it was.

Hairyfairy01 Sat 16-May-20 22:07:51

Depends where you are. 2 hours for patients at the moment.

Imapotato Sat 16-May-20 22:10:15

Last I heard it was 8 hours for patients in our hospital. ( we are quite small and testing is not done on site)

Noidea2114 Sat 16-May-20 22:42:14

It seems as though it is different time in different areas.

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dragonicicle Sat 16-May-20 22:46:47

Mine took 17 hours. Midlands. Will depend where it's sent

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