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Why Your COVID Test Results Take That Long

Jan. 14, 2022 -- As the Omicron variant has swept across the U.S., now blamed for more than 98% of COVID-19 infections, the demand for testing at labs has skyrocketed -- especially since home antigen tests are scarce.On the rise, too, are complaints from test takers, who echo this anxious question:What's taking so long for results? Promised turnaround times of 24 to 48 hours are stretching to several days, as people wonder if they should isolate or carry on with their regular schedule. The increased volume…