COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions CMA has received during the COVID-19 outbreak. By default, the most recent answers will appear up top. You can also filter the FAQ by category. We will update this resource regularly.

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Can we order COVID-19 tests through Quest and LabCorp?

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Quest and LabCorp indicate that they are performing COVID-19 tests and have information on their websites regarding how the tests can be ordered. Both labs indicate on their website that specimens must be collected by providers and that the laboratory in-office phlebotomists will NOT collect respiratory specimens, including those from patients suspected of having COVID-19. Specimens must be sent by the provider using standard procedures. As of March 21, the current turnaround time for testing at both labs is 3-4 days. (03/23/20)

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