Update on testing turnaround times

Average time from sample taken to notification of results (to the patient)

  • June: 6.3 days
  • July: 3.9 days
  • August: 1.8 days
June July August
Overall Average 6.3 3.9 1.8
Clinic 4.4 3.9
Event 15 3.7
Hospital 2.7 3.8
Health Units 10.5 4.6
Pharmacy 2.1
ARCare 8.1
Baptist Health (all) 3.4 4.7
Arkansas Children’s (all) 0.7
Conway Regional 3.8
MANA (all) 2.3 1
Mercy (all) 2.5
Natural State Labs 1.1
St. Bernard’s 2.8
UAMS 2.1 2.6
Walgreens 0
Walmart 3.3
Washington Regional (all) 3.8 6.8

 

June Overview (102 results)

Type

  • Clinic: 4.4 days
  • Event: 15 days
  • Hospitals: 2.7 days
  • Health units: 10.5 days

Location

  • Baptist affiliates: 3.4 days
  • MANA affiliates: 2.3 days
  • Mercy affiliates: 2.5 days
  • UAMS: 2.1 days
  • Walmart: 3.3 days
  • Washington Regional affiliates: 3.8 days

July Overview (259 results)

Type

  • Clinic: 3.9 days
  • Event: 3.7 days
  • Hospitals: 3.8 days
  • Health units: 4.6 days
  • Pharmacy: 2.1 days

Location

  • ARCare affiliates: 8.1 days
  • Baptist affiliates: 4.7 days
  • Arkansas Children’s (Central and NW): 0.7 days
  • Conway Regional: 3.8 days
  • MANA affiliates: 1 day
  • Natural State Labs: 1.1 days
  • St. Bernard’s: 2.8 days
  • UAMS: 2.6 days
  • Walgreens: 0 days
  • Washington Regional affiliates: 6.8 days

August Overview (10 results)

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Rob Wells

Rob Wells, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at the University of Arkansas School of Journalism and Strategic Media.

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The University of Arkansas School of Journalism and Strategic Media operates this site as an independent source of news and as a community service for Arkansas residents. Students produce the content here under the supervision of Rob Wells, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Journalism. The data presented here is collected at roughly the same time each day from the Arkansas Department of Health website.

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