Testing For COVID-19 at Eventide Health
A message from Dr. House at Eventide Health…
Testing. We’re doing as much as we can. We’re trying to ramp up and get massive supplies in for wider testing. I think
this is key. Working with the health department daily and calling labs and suppliers from literally all over the world. We offered to help test Peace Health patients and they have been sending some of their patients to us as well, so we’re not just testing Eventide Health patients only.
Thank you to Merry-Ann Keane for escalating that request and getting some of their patients to us. Our plea to the community is that if any of you have connections to any company that produces viral nasopharyngeal swabs and universal transport medium we need as much of both as we can get. We still have a decent supply and will continue to order more.
Countries like South Korea have done well because they tested broadly and quarantined well. We’re evaluating labs daily for better response time and new testing methods. Currently it’s taking 2-7 days for results.