COVID-19 Test Results Reporting

COVID-19 Test Results Reporting

Friday, April 17, 2020   |   Category: Media Coverage


Sonora Quest so far has reported more than 27,000 test results to the state health department. Their average turnaround time for test processing at the Tempe site is 36 hours. This means on average, it takes a day and a half for the physician to learn the test result after the lab receives the specimen, according to Brian Koeneman, Sonora Quest’s scientific medical director. 

Sonora Quest sends all their test results to the state once a day. It’s then in the state’s hands to sort out and display the results publicly. It’s unclear how long that process takes. Koeneman said eight days seems on the long side.

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