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08 Jul 2005

PCR Test
Hi,
How soon after exposure can you have a PCR test done?
I have heard it can be done as soon as 7 days after exposure, but the norm is 14 days?

Where can I have a test done, and how long does it take to get results back?

thanks
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pathologist

01 Jan 0001

It is better to wait for 14 - 18 days before you go for the test. A medical doctor or clinic will have to refer you. Pathology labs do not do these test without a referring doctor or clinic. Depending on the lab it usually take a day or two. Some lab may take even longer.
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