Coronavirus Testing in the U.S.: What You Need to Knows

When and how to get tested, plus the latest on the testing shortages

An online volunteer effort called the COVID Tracking Project estimates that the country has so far processed around 100,000 tests as of March 19. That’s less than the 274,000 done in South Korea.

What’s being done about the testing shortage?

Do I need to get tested?

I think I was exposed to coronavirus. How long is it going to take for me to test positive for the virus?

Where can I get tested?

For those with mild symptoms or no symptoms, it may take three or four days to get results.

How does the coronavirus test work?

How soon will I get my results back?

How accurate is the test?

How much will it cost me to get tested?

I think I had symptoms of Covid-19, but I wasn’t tested. How do I know if I had it?

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