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How long for covid test centre results

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User56770987 Mon 10-Aug-20 14:49:31

I'm feeling so impatient. DC and myself tested this morning. Expecting negatives but just want confirmed.

Also have other people managed to get valid results from their toddler? I tried my best but no way was that swab in his throat for 10-15 secs. Dreading an 'invalid result'

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Alex50 Mon 10-Aug-20 14:50:40

Mine came back in less than 24 hrs

Bumpsadaisie Mon 10-Aug-20 14:51:37

Had a test this morning and was told we would hear today as they weren't too busy

xoxogossipgirl2020 Mon 10-Aug-20 14:52:17

I got mine the next day

lifesalongsong Mon 10-Aug-20 14:53:59

I haven't had to have a test yet (touch wood) but I do know from the 135464463 other threads asking the same question that the answer is between 12 hours and never.

Hope that helps grin

User56770987 Mon 10-Aug-20 15:07:36

@lifesalongsong haha, I know I just want a crystal ball. grin

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Jade308 Mon 10-Aug-20 15:15:01

Same here DS tested today due to temp but am very impatient. Could really have done with being in the office today.

eurochick Mon 10-Aug-20 15:22:21

Our nanny has gone for a test today. I'm hoping for a swift result!

Jade308 Mon 10-Aug-20 15:28:13

Fingers crossed for us all

Noodleton85 Mon 10-Aug-20 15:39:25

We have just been through the test process with a 3 year old. We all had the tests and my DH and my tests were both negative (result received in 22 hours), my DD came back ‘Unclear’ in 34 hours. Straight back to test centre and took a further 37 hours to get a negative result for her. It was a stressful wait and I despite the 24-48 hours they advise I honestly thought it would be a lot quicker than it was.
Swabbing a 3 year old isn’t fun; they told us to just swab her nose and not try tonsils...
Family members have had tests back in under 12 hours so it’s absolutely possible to get a quick turnaround.

yukka Mon 10-Aug-20 15:56:15

My dd's we're back in 24 hrs both on email and text. She's 1 - I no way managed a 10 sec swab but it must be foolproof enough to let the random public do it unsupported in their cars...

Fingers crossed for you.

Frazzled2207 Mon 10-Aug-20 15:59:34

Had a test for ds (7) last week took 22 hours (overnight) but I know the early morning ones round here come back same day.
He tolerated it well and I definitely didn’t manage to swap for the full 10-15 seconds. Fortunately it came back negative anyway.

DamitJanet Mon 10-Aug-20 18:37:04

Mine took just short of 24hrs to come back (negative)

Ethelfleda Mon 10-Aug-20 21:30:18

DS is nearly 3 - temp on Tuesday night, booked in for a drive through test on Wednesday at 11am - straight in and out and had the negative result back at midnight.

AugustBreeze Mon 10-Aug-20 21:52:20

I had 4 last week (combination of problems inc some Unclear, I wouldn't call the tests foolproof!) and 3 results came in 25-26 hrs, 1 in 18 hrs. Involved weekends too.

Alicenwonderland Mon 10-Aug-20 22:16:05

Mine on Friday was 24 hours. Good luck

AriettyHomily Mon 10-Aug-20 22:17:08

Colleague was tested at 9am yesterday, results at 9pm last night

GreatestShowUnicorn Mon 10-Aug-20 22:48:18

Test just before 12pm, results just before midnight.

User56770987 Mon 10-Aug-20 23:28:36

Thanks all. Got our negative results in an impressive 10 hours.

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Crosswithlifeatm Mon 10-Aug-20 23:35:58

Ours take 48 hrs.Our local hospital only has facilities for a limited amount of quick tests.The rest go to a major lab 60 miles away.Even patient swabs at then hospital take that long.

Crosswithlifeatm Mon 10-Aug-20 23:36:43

I'm having one tommorrow so I'll soon find out.

Jade308 Mon 10-Aug-20 23:43:40

Still waiting...

Bumpsadaisie Mon 10-Aug-20 23:53:22

Had my test at 9am got results (neg) at 8pm

User56770987 Tue 11-Aug-20 07:54:40

@Jade308 hope you hear soon and it's a negative of course. It's very frustrating waiting.

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Jade308 Tue 11-Aug-20 12:06:33

A negative here at 09:00 so 22 hours, really can't knock it to be fair

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