Continuous Delayed Test Results Leads to Further Frustration Within Community

There is increasing frustration within the community, particularly for those who were looking to dine out on New Year’s who needed a COVID test result but were unable to receive one in time.

TNN’s Trevor Lindsay spoke with Dr. Kyjuan Brown, Medical Director for Northshore Medical and Aesthetics Center (NMAC). His office offers both rapid antigen and PCR COVID tests to patients.

Dr. Brown wishes to assure the public that the delay in receiving results is no fault of the government and that a lot of people are working around the clock to deliver accurate results as quickly as possible.

“ It’s unfortunate when you have a pandemic plus a holiday period where everything goes astray,” he said. “ When we have times like this with a large number of positive patients, it slows down the entire process even more.”

Because NMAC does not deal with as many test samples, they are able to return PCR test results within four to five hours and antigen test results within 30 minutes to an hour. Rapid antigen tests, which most travelers need to get into the U.S., are $55 each at NMAC. To book a PCR or rapid antigen test at NMAC or contact the lab, people can visit
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