MADISON (WKOW) – Over the previous 10 days, UW Well being has greater than doubled the variety of every day accomplished COVID-19 assessments to greater than 400.
Whereas entry to key provides stays a limiting issue, UW Well being expects to see additional will increase to their variety of every day accomplished COVID-19 assessments, in line with a information launch.
Along with rising the variety of in-house assessments carried out, UW Well being’s lab has diminished the turnaround time on take a look at outcomes. Since starting in-house testing, UW Well being has minimize turnaround to one-third of the unique time, returning most ends in a matter of hours.
As UW Well being’s in-house capability for testing has improved, the symptom screening for testing has additionally modified. Individuals with at the very least one gentle symptom of potential COVID-19 (listed under) can get examined at UW Well being.
- Fever (100◦F or larger)
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath/chest tightness
- Lack of style or scent
- Runny nostril
- Nasal congestion
- Extreme fatigue/exhaustion
- Muscle ache
Whereas the capability to check for COVID-19 has elevated at UW Well being, we nonetheless want sufferers to name forward earlier than they arrive in.
Please name your supplier, ship a MyChart message or name our hotline at (608) 720-5300 when you have any of those signs. Don’t present as much as pressing care or emergency division settings searching for a take a look at.
— to wkow.com