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COVID tests result times

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jengles Mon 15-Jun-20 21:44:52

So, my 6yo has come home from school this afternoon with a fever - saw a white spot on his tonsils and when spoke to GP they were happy it was tonsillitis & he's started antibiotics.

However, the school have said for him (and his older sister) can't return to school unless Hans COVID screening. Am a HCP myself so can see there being some benefit in being tested myself too so am booked to go to our local testing centre tomorrow morning.

Know they give a 48hr-5 day window for results, but wondered if anyone had an idea what the average wait is?

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MarcelineMissouri Mon 15-Jun-20 21:54:33

I can only give my own experience but I went to a drive in centre at 1:30 Monday afternoon and got my result back at 6:30pm the next day. I think Baroness Harding said around 90% of results were now coming back in 24 hours.

jengles Mon 15-Jun-20 22:12:43

That's really positive to hear 👍🏻

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Isotope456 Mon 15-Jun-20 22:15:17

I had the test at a drive-thru centre at lunchtime on Sunday and received the results by text/email just before 5pm on Monday. This is just my experience, so I don't know whether it's typical.

Eccle80 Mon 15-Jun-20 22:20:51

My husband went to the test centre at 8.30 last Monday morning and had the results just under 36 hours later

ChibiTotoro Mon 15-Jun-20 22:21:53

Ours were within 36 hours too.

Bol87 Mon 15-Jun-20 23:06:44

12 hours here. Well, a smidge over. Test at 10.45am & results at 11pm the same day. I was astonished! And v pleased I could go about the rest of my weekend as normal!

jengles Mon 15-Jun-20 23:25:35

Wow @bol87 that's amazing!!

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raspberryrippleicecream Tue 16-Jun-20 00:24:17

Thirty hours here.

Very impressed at twelve!

IsabelCupcake Tue 16-Jun-20 03:07:32

Drive Thru at breakfast time and results at Teatime has seemed to be mostly the case

ttim985y Tue 16-Jun-20 03:08:49

mine came back 36hrs after collection (postal test)

Adirondack Tue 16-Jun-20 08:05:35

24 hrs

jengles Wed 17-Jun-20 21:50:28

In case anyone's curious, we had swabs taken at a drive-in centre at 09.00 yesterday morning.
My husband and I both got results through via email at 23.45 last night, but heard nothing about the kids results (annoying as it was the 6yo's fever that brought us there) until 6.05am when text messages were sent.

Looking forward to sleeping tonight without regular phone checking!

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nellodee Wed 17-Jun-20 21:53:06

That's a lot better than it used to be. I'm glad they've got it working properly now. Hope you all got the all clear.

blobbyface Wed 17-Jun-20 21:56:23

First time they lost all the tests - collected from care home. Second time took 24 hours.

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