University of California hospitals launch in-house coronavirus testing as US shortage continues

The University of California’s five medical centers are now using tests or in the process of obtaining approvals to administer the tests, UC Health Executive Vice President Carrie Byington told lawmakers Wednesday. She said labs at UC San Francisco, UCLA and UC San Diego as of Tuesday are “offering in-house COVID-19 tests” that can be turned around within 24 hours. UC Davis and Irvine are the next hospitals expected to offer in-house coronavirus tests, she said. “We are hoping this will aid the state in getting more people tested.”