COVID-19 Response Solutions

COVID Status Memo

Updated 2020-07-19

We continue to monitor COVID as we provide COVID oversight and consulting for patients and organizations. Below is our latest review of the current testing modalities with regard to usefulness and turn-around time.

High Usefulness

Testing ModalitiesAvailability & AccessMin Turnaround TimeMax Turnaround Time
Molecular TestingHospitals<24 hours
(Limited supplies; limited to patients only in most cases)
>5 days
(Typical during high-demand)
Molecular TestingReference Labs<24 hours
(Can be shortened to 12 to 24 hours with preferred medical practice relationship)
>5 days
(Typical during high-demand)
Molecular TestingCrucial Care®<12 hours
(If a Crucial Care® facility is in market)
24 hours
Molecular TestingCrucialist® Mobile OnSite12 hours12 hours

Low Usefulness

Antigen testing can have meaningful “false-positive” rates.

Testing ModalitiesAvailability & AccessMin Turnaround TimeMax Turnaround Time
Antigen TestingUrgent<12 hour>5 days
Antigen TestingPrimary Care<12 hour>5 days

Very Low Usefulness

Antibody testing currently has no evidence of correlation to immunity.

Testing ModalitiesAvailability & AccessMin Turnaround TimeMax Turnaround Time
Antibody TestingHospitals<12 hour>5 days
Antibody TestingReference Labs<12 hour>5 days
Antibody TestingCrucial Care®<12 hour>5 days