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How long does it take to get COVID-19 test results back?

03-26-2020


If you get tested for COVID – 19, how long it will take to get the results back could vary widely. Cole County Health Department’s Chezney Schulte it all depends on which lab is processing your sample … 

Both Capital Region Medical Center and St. Mary’s Hospital both have drive – thru testing sites set up. You will need to have a doctor’s prior approval to be tested.

Schulte adds that young people shouldn’t think they’re less prone to catching COVID-19. The numbers don’t bear that out.

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