• Wed. Oct 28th, 2020

    Ontario is sending COVID-19 pharmacy swabs to California lab for processing

    Ontario is sending COVID-19 pharmacy swabs to California lab for processing

    Swabs from COVID-19 tests being carried out at Ontario pharmacies are being despatched to a lab in California for prognosis before being shipped abet to Canada, CBC Details has realized.

    COVID-19 tests carried out in Ontario pharmacies are being despatched to a lab in California for processing. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)

    Swabs from COVID-19 tests being carried out at Ontario pharmacies are being despatched to a lab in California for prognosis before being shipped abet to Canada, CBC Details has realized. 

    Ontario is going thru a excessive backlog of coronavirus tests throughout this second wave of the pandemic. According to Ontario’s ministry of health, the backlog of tests used to be 68,000 this previous weekend.

    Dozens of Ontario pharmacies had been doing checking out since Sept. 25, and the specimens gentle are shipped to Quest Diagnostics’ infectious disease lab in southern California, mentioned Isaac Gould, the CEO of In Frequent Labs (ICL).