In a statement maryland department of health spokesperson charles gischlar said results are generally returned within a week. The results will be received by your provider in a time frame from a few days to several days depending on laboratory testing demands and resources.
When will i get my covid 19 test results.
Covid test results time frame maryland. How long it takes to get your result depends on the type of swab test you had. Generally the results will be available within approximately two to seven days depending on laboratory testing demands and resources. How do people who are tested get their results.
If you use the nhs covid 19 app you may also get your result in the app. Get another rapid swab test if you do not get your result within 12 hours. In most cases it takes a few days to a week.
Please discuss with your health care provider how long it will take to get results which laboratory will be doing the testing and how you will receive your results. But depending on where you live it can take up to a week. Visit the maryland department of health s official resource for the coronavirus disease 2019 covid 19 outbreak.
A new test for covid 19 that can be run from a doctor s office and gives results in five minutes was approved for emergency use by the food and drug administration on friday. Quest diagnostics one of the biggest labs in the country had claimed its turnaround time is five days yet an august 7 cnn investigation found the average time to be 8 4 days. How long it takes to get the results of a covid 19 test varies.
The turnaround time for test results is 3 to 6 days for most patients in pennsylvania and new jersey with some results taking close to 10 days. In most cases you will have the option to be contacted with your results via text message or phone call or to retrieve your results through an online patient portal. Instructions about how to view and or transmit your test result.
In virginia and maryland the turnaround time for test results in currently 3 to 5 days. If you had a rapid swab test lateral flow test you should get your result within 2 hours. In theory it takes only a few hours for a lab to determine if you ve acquired the coronavirus.
The time frame can depend on the state and area in which a person undergoes testing.