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How long are everyone’s test results taking?

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Whatapickle78 Sun 27-Sep-20 11:41:33

We are about to go for a family coronavirus test this PM as I’ve developed a cough and sore throat... dreading a potentially long wait sad

How long is everyone else waiting? Is anyone actually getting results within 48 hours anymore?

Thanks !

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choosername1234 Sun 27-Sep-20 11:42:38

I did a home test on Friday and it caught the 5.30pm post. I'm hoping for results tomorrow but not overly hopeful

MiconiumHappens Sun 27-Sep-20 11:44:10

Not me but family member.

Tested Weds.
Results Fri.

Last week.

Whatapickle78 Sun 27-Sep-20 11:45:31

Thank you @MiconiumHappens I can live in hope then!! Fingers crossed. Anyone else?

@choosername1234 good luck with yours I hope you feel better soon x

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Atomsaway Sun 27-Sep-20 11:46:27

A friend of mine has been waiting since Wednesday. Has everyone in your family developed symptoms that you’re all going?

battlestargalactica Sun 27-Sep-20 11:48:15

test thurs pm
result sat early am

Proudpeacock Sun 27-Sep-20 11:49:13

Home test on Wednesday afternoon. Got the results yesterday afternoon. Bang on 73 hours.

Whatapickle78 Sun 27-Sep-20 11:49:37

It’s me with the cough and aches etc, the kids have had cold symptoms for past few days. Thought best to get them tested in case

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Iggly Sun 27-Sep-20 11:50:24

Only the family member with symptoms should get tested.

chobmon Sun 27-Sep-20 11:50:40

I had mine at 4.30pm Friday afternoon and got a positive test at 9.30am this morning, so that's about 41 hours I think.

Last time it took ten days, so this was a positive!

Hazelnutlatteplease Sun 27-Sep-20 11:50:57

Tested Wednesday (in the post box by 3.30) result 2.45 thursday. That bit impressed me.

Atomsaway Sun 27-Sep-20 11:51:25

Ah, hope you’re feeling better soon op and that you get speedy results.

Whatapickle78 Sun 27-Sep-20 11:51:34

@battlestargalactica that’s pretty impressive, hope others have same turnaround too.

@Proudpeacock not bad for a home test too. Ok, feeling better about all this now, hopefully kids won’t be off school for too long if we are neg.

Thanks all x

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AvoidingRealHumans Sun 27-Sep-20 11:54:09

I don't want to be "that person" on a thread but if you are the only one with symptoms, you are the only one who should be getting tested. It may have passed you by but there is a shortage on tests at the moment, it won't help if you're getting one for the sake of it for your children.

I had a home test and it took 5 days for the results to come through.

rosie1959 Sun 27-Sep-20 11:56:20

My grandchild had one results through in 17hrs

Castiel07 Sun 27-Sep-20 11:57:26

4 year old had one at 9:30 Friday, got results back sat at 4pm.

Torvean32 Sun 27-Sep-20 11:57:50


It’s me with the cough and aches etc, the kids have had cold symptoms for past few days. Thought best to get them tested in case

Thst not how it works.
You get a test as you have a cough.

You dont check kids to be on the safe side as they have a cold. Ppl doing this reduces tests available for thos with actual symptoms!

GetRid Sun 27-Sep-20 12:01:38

You should not be taking the whole family if only you have Covid symptoms.

If they have cold symptoms then they don't qualify and is taking away much needed tests from other people

Whatapickle78 Sun 27-Sep-20 12:01:41

@AvoidingRealHumans yes I see your point, but to be a bit clearer- we think all of us had Covid back in March when no tests were available. Mine was confirmed by paramedics when I developed pneumonia. I’ve not been 100% since but that’s another story. In March/April all family members had slightly different symptoms. Eventually my son went to A and E with his. That’s why I’m concerned this time around we may have it again... kids have colds and yesterday my sons temp was again raised, so I’m afraid I’m not taking any chances and want to get them tested as early as poss to get a reliable result.

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AvoidingRealHumans Sun 27-Sep-20 12:05:08

You should pay for private tests then, I bet if you had to pay for the NHS tests you wouldn't be having a family trip to the test centre.
You have a cheek when there is a shortage and some key workers are struggling to get tests and others having to travel miles.

GreenGoldRed Sun 27-Sep-20 12:11:08

Lurking on this thread. Son went yesterday morning for test. No result as yet. 25 hours so far.

My result from same site took 4 days so I’m praying it will be quicker l.

Enoughnowstop Sun 27-Sep-20 12:12:07

Tested Thursday. Still waiting.

MilaRos Sun 27-Sep-20 12:14:59

4 of us got tested on a Friday afternoon, 1 result came back 24 hours after. The others 48 hours after.

vodkaredbullgirl Sun 27-Sep-20 12:16:51

6 days was the last count, been having test for 2 months now. Work in a care home, first time it took 48 hours.

ItWasTheBestOfTimes Sun 27-Sep-20 12:23:01

We home tested our DD on Thursday 9am collection and still haven’t had the results. Really wish I’d kept trying for a drive through one now. I really don’t want to keep her off school any longer for what is probably a cold. I called the help centre this morning and they are going to escalate it so hopefully we hear back today.

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