Almost 50,000 tests for COVID-19 could be performed across the Show-Me State weekly, if the need should arise: So says the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
The Missouri State Public Health Laboratory and at least 15 private, national and in-state laboratories and participating health care institutions are equipped as the testing capacity in Missouri increases.
Missouri health officials have also expanded testing criteria. The DHSS says this allows for comprehensive testing in congregate facilities for both staff and patients to be conducted by the state laboratory.
Currently, over 100 test sample collection sites exist statewide. An interactive map shows the location nearest you.
Rapid point-of-care testing devices from Abbott have also been deployed throughout Missouri. Abbott’s ID NOW COVID-19 test allows for medical diagnostic testing at the time and place of patient care, providing COVID-19 results in under 13 minutes.
The testing capacity has been increased for individuals exhibiting symptoms, health care professionals and first responders.
For the latest information, see Missouri testing