LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — University of California Medical Centers has developed their own test for coronavirus, which they say will provide results within 24 hours.

Even with positive coronavirus cases and deaths rapidly going up across the country, critics say the federal government has not made enough tests amid complaints of limits on who can get the tests and how long it takes to get results.

University of California says its doctors and researchers across its 10 campuses and five academic medical centers have been on the front lines in the fight against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, since reports of its emergence in China.

According to the Sacramento Bee, labs at UC San Francisco, UCLA and UC San Diego are now offering the in-house COVID-19 tests, with UC Davis and Irvine next in line.

Comments (8)
  1. Bill says:

    Sooo, when can we be tested? I’ve spoken to THREE doctors who told me that they don’t have enough tests and, despite my fever and dry cough, that I should stay home.

  2. codetalker says:

    The question all along is are the test accurate? CDC commented that they didn’t send test to Miami because they were not sure if they were accurate. Making a test is fine but how do you test the accuracy?

  3. dave says:

    I work for UCLA as a physician.. This is completely false

    1. not dave says:

      Okay, internet commenter.

  4. jail doctor II says:

    I agree with Dave. This is total nonsense.

  5. sister_h says:

    It looks like this news article is missing important information such as the number of patients the tests can accommodate and that the UCs are not proposing to produce large numbers for out-patient testing (which is what a lot of people are asking for.)

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