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Coronavirus-testing tents pop up on Stanford campus and in Menlo Park

Original post made on Mar 28, 2020

Stanford Health Care is gearing up for larger-scale testing of people with COVID-19 symptoms, erecting tents on the Stanford campus for use starting soon, a spokeswoman said. A site in Menlo Park is already functioning.

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Posted by justisolating
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Mar 28, 2020 at 9:58 am

Taking samples is great, but is the state actually able to process them? As of Thursday afternoon the backlog of unprocessed tests was at 65k. How long are people going to be waiting for results?

From the CA Dept of Public Health release:

> As of 2 p.m. PDT on March 26, approximately 88,400 tests had been conducted in California. This includes the latest numbers California has received from commercial and private labs and the 22 state and county health labs that are currently testing. Commercial, provider and academic labs have increased testing capacity and are now reporting that data to the state. The biggest labs included in this count include Quest, LabCorp, Kaiser, University of California and Stanford.

> At least 23,480 results have been received and another 65,000 are pending.

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Posted by LG
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Apr 24, 2020 at 3:23 pm

I was tested at the Menlo Medical Clinic on Middlefield last week (swab test). The signs in the parking lot were clear and I never had to leave my car. It was mid day and I was the only one there so it went very quickly. I was told it can take from 24-48 hours to get results, but my doctor and I had them by early the next morning.

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