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UC health systems launching in-house coronavirus testing

The Hill, Mar. 12, 2020

March 12, 2020

UC health systems launching in-house coronavirus testing

Reports say that laboratories UC San Francisco, UCLA and UC San Diego are currently offering in-house COVID-19 testing and screenings with a turnaround time of about 24 hours. Dr. Carrie Byington, UC Health Executive Vice President, said that all five of the UC medical centers are in the process of obtaining approval to administer the tests. UC Davis and Irvine are next. “We are hoping this will aid the state in getting more people tested,” Byington commented. “Whether it’s in our hospitals, laboratories, or classrooms, UC’s scientists and faculty are rising to the challenge of protecting communities across California and the nation during this difficult time,” she further stated in a separate press release.