New device allows for quicker COVID-19 test results in Shelbyville

New device allows for quicker COVID-19 test results in Shelbyville
New lab equipment will lead to faster COVID-19 test results at a hospital in Shelbyville. (Source: CDC)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – New lab equipment will lead to faster COVID-19 test results at a hospital in Shelbyville.

UofL Health – Shelbyville Hospital can now analyze COVID-19 tests on site, which allows staff to return results to people in as quickly as 45 minutes, according to UofL Health.

Before the hospital received the equipment, the tests were sent to Louisville to be analyzed and people would have to wait 24 to 48 hours for results.

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