Batch testing will take place at 8 a.m., 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. (0800, 1500 and 2100).
Please expect a 2.5 to 3 hour turn around. You should check your patient record for results. Please do not call the lab.
The turn-around time may be longer if the sample misses a run and has to be put on a later run, which could be the next day.
Until you receive a test back, you should follow the guidelines for a PUI (patient under investigation). Always wear a surgical mask and eye protection. If AGP (Aerosol-Generating Procedure), please use an N-95 mask and googles.
If the patient results are positive for COVID-19, contact bed placement and the patient will be moved to 3P or 2N. With the move, you will change into the appropriate PPE for a COVID positive patient: an N-95 mask, gown, gloves and goggles.
If the results are negative, wear a surgical mask and eye protection for all patient encounters.