How long does it take for the coronavirus (COVID-19) test results to come back?
BioReference is processing the coronavirus (COVID-19) tests extremely quickly. Once the lab receives the test swab they typically have it reported the next business day. Collected swabs are sent to BioReference each night. That means they receive the swab the day after it is collected.
If you have a swab collected on Monday it will be sent out Monday night. BioReference will receive the swab Tuesday morning. They will run the test on Tuesday. On Wednesday they will report the result. Once the result is received in our results system we will post it to the patient portal. You will receive a notification once it is available.
Please note this is not a guarantee. It may take 1 to 3 days for them to process the specimen. Which can happen if volume dramatically increased. However, at the time of this writing 04/02/2020 results are being reported as listed above.