SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Media Statement

Friday 03 April 2020, 4:46 PM | Sonic Healthcare USA

Sonic Healthcare USA’s dedicated scientific, medical and operational experts have established SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 testing in six of our laboratories across the country since March 10, 2020.  Our resulting turnaround time is currently within 24-48 hours at all of our affiliated laboratories across the United States.  We are closely monitoring immediate demands and actively coordinating with our affiliated clinical laboratories in real time to distribute testing capacity to mitigate high demands from endemic regions and clusters in the United States.  We are taking proactive and comprehensive measures to continue to expand testing capacity while maintaining high-quality testing and the turnaround times stated above. 

Sonic currently uses multiple platforms and methodologies for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 testing and will continue to add capacity as necessary to:

  • Maintain critical turnaround time commitments, especially for high acuity patients in the hospitals and for symptomatic healthcare workers.
  • Resolve indeterminate results or inconsistencies between test results and clinical presentation.
  • Prevent service interruptions due to platform-specific supply chain issues.

We are carefully reviewing our supply chain and communicate daily with our technology and vendor partners to ensure we continue to provide quality and timely service to providers and patients in our communities.