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Saint Francis Health System to Conduct In-House COVID-19 Testing

Posted at 10:29 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 23:44:10-04

TULSA, Okla. — Saint Francis Health System announced Tuesday that it will perform COVID-19 testing in-house.

Instead of sending test specimens to out-of-state commercial labs for processing, officials say they will be processed in the Saint Francis Laboratory and can expect result within 24 hours.

“Initially, our in-house testing capabilities were limited. Like most hospitals, we didn’t have enough kits. The Saint Francis Center for Genetic Testing was able to manually process about 75 tests a day—these tests were being used for critical inpatients and emergency department patients,” said Doug Williams, senior vice president and administrator of Saint Francis Hospital. “Now, we have the ability to serve our patient population in a way that is congruent with how most of our testing is done.”

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