SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The AMR of Springfield is informing anyone that recently got a COVID-19 test at one of their testing sites that there may be a delay in receiving your results.
AMR of Springfield announced Wednesday night that their lab partners are dealing with a high influx of COVID-19 tests due to the post holiday surge of testing and next day results will be delayed by another day. A typical turn around results of 24 to 36 hours will most likely now be 36 to 48 hours.
Patrick Leonardo is the Operations Manager American Medical Response here in western Massachusetts. He said despite this delay, you should be able to meet the deadlines you may need for international travel, “Currently with the turnaround we saw from this Tuesday’s result, which is the highest amount that they had to process, they were still back in time. So we don’t anticipate any disruption in folks looking to get a PCR test that’s required for flights.”
They are also asking people to hold back from calling or emailing them about a delayed test result unless it has been longer than three days from the day you were tested. Due to the increase in demand for COVID-19 tests in Springfield, Mayor Domenic Sarno has asked the state to open another regional testing site in the area to relieve other sites from long wait times.
AMR of Springfield operates the Stop the Spread COVID-19 testing site at the Eastfield Mall and the Cottage Street testing site.
Leonardo also noted that while they saw that massive jump in people looking to get tested during the holidays and the the days after, they’re now starting to see a decrease in the number of people coming through.