It can be tough waiting for COVID-19 test results. The anxiety of not knowing whether you will test positive, coupled with the frustration of keeping to yourself until you have an answer is an experience you want over quickly.
Nationally, test result delays are becoming more common. With a limited supply of the necessary instruments and reagents needed to perform COVID-19 testing, and an ever-increasing number of tests performed each day, national labs are having to reallocate supplies to areas of greatest need. This Seattle Times article explains in detail how Washington and our local community is being affected.
The moral of the story? As case numbers rise across the US, national testing needs across state lines are all inter-connected and impacted. Please know that Valley Medical Center is doing all that we can to get results back as quickly as possible with the resources at hand.
Thank you for your continued support for your community and for masking up to protect your family and neighbors!