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Las Vegas lab offers 24-hour COVID-19 test results

Posted at 2:05 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 14:38:23-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Las Vegas coronavirus testing site is offering something few sites are able to offer -- test results in 24 hours.

CUUR Diagnostics lab owner Trish Wills says, while most tests at her drive thru location at Desert Breeze Park are returned in 24 to 48 hours, patients can get a result in less than 24 hours, with some processed and sent on the same day.

Many other COVID-19 testing sites can take a week or more to deliver results.

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Wills says her lab can do it so quickly because they've created their own website for sign-ups, and the lab is located in Las Vegas so they don't have to ship anything out.

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She says CUUR Diagnostics never planned to start a drive-thru testing site, but as native Nevadan, Wills wanted to help the community find a little comfort during the pandemic.

"I think everyone is frightened and everyone is concerned," she said. "We're all trying to figure out how we can function in this new sort of situation that we find ourselves in."

To sign up you have to go to the CUUR Diagnostics website. Once you do, you'll get a receipt either digitally or printed.

Patients are asked to bring the receipt to the lab with an ID and payment.

Contact is limited and the lab says workers only touch the patients when they give them the swab.

The lab will then email out the result.

Learn more on cuurdiagnostics.com.