More than 5 days to wait to receive your COVID-19 test results | Coronavirus

The Capitale-Nationale recorded Monday and Tuesday a number record of new cases daily with 60. The number of tests carried out in one day by the CIUSSS teams also reached records.

Stéphane Delisle’s daughter attends Dominique-Savio School, where there was a case outbreak. He waited for the results for several days.

hours we would have news if my daughter tested positive. After four days, I was starting to get a little worried. I ran after public health. I left two messages. I learn, five days later, that my daughter has tested positive. I ask for the results of my test and I am told that it is impossible to give me my result “,” text “:” I told myself that within 48 to 72 hours we would have news in the event that my daughter had tested positive. After four days, I was starting to get a little worried. I ran after public health. I left two messages. I learn, five days later, that my daughter has tested positive. I ask for the results of my test and I am told that it is impossible to give me my result “}}” lang = “fr”>I told myself that within 48 to 72 hours we would have news if my daughter tested positive. After four days, I was starting to get a little worried. I ran after public health. I left two messages. I learn, five days later, that my daughter has tested positive. I ask for my test results and I am told that it is impossible to give me my result, he laments.

Several other people confirmed to Radio-Canada that they had waited more than six days before receiving their results, sometimes positive.

Alexandre Lavoie was tested on September 9 at Fleur de Lys. He has had a fever since the day before his test and says he has significant symptoms. He is still waiting for the results.

He relaunched the CIUSS de la Capitale-Nationale in the last hours, without success.

I did the procedures online and over the phone and heard nothing. Today I started having rather violent coughing fits. Like I don’t know what I got, I don’t know how to treat it, says Alexandre Lajoie.

Overwhelmed laboratories

For more than a week, screening clinics have been performing an average of more than 2,000 tests per day, according to data from the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale. A record of 2,730 was recorded on September 9. Management explains the delays in particular by the fact that the laboratories of the CHU de Québec-Université Laval, responsible for all analyzes for the Capitale-Nationale region, are overwhelmed.

The CHU is setting up the partnerships required to meet demand, which is currently beyond the capacity of its equipment. In the coming weeks, it will receive new devices to further increase its capacity, explains CIUSSS spokesperson Mathieu Boivin.

analyzes per day. We can also count on partner laboratories to increase this capacity to around 3000analyzes per day. Our median delay for the 10Last 000 tests is 40h between sampling and transmission of the result to the screening clinic “,” text “:” The average at the CHU de Québec laboratories of 2350 analyzes per day. We can also count on partner laboratories to increase this capacity to around 3,000 analyzes per day. Our median time for the last 10,000 tests is 40h between the sample and the transmission of the result to the screening clinic “}}” lang = “fr”>The average at the CHU de Québec laboratories of 2350 analyzes per day. We can also count on partner laboratories to increase this capacity to around 3000 analyzes per day. Our median time for the last 10,000 tests is 40 hours between collection and transmission of the result to the screening clinic, adds the spokesperson for the CHU de Québec, Bryan Gélinas.

Exceptions according to the CIUSSS

The CIUSSS affirms that the people contacted first are those with positive results.

h and 48h following the sample. For the transmission of negative results, however, the deadline varies depending on the prioritization of the analysis and the number of visitors to the screening clinics “,” text “:” In general, positive COVID-19 results are transmitted as a priority , normally within 24 and 48 hours of the sample. For the transmission of negative results, however, the delay varies depending on the prioritization of the analysis and the number of visitors to the screening clinics “}}” lang = “fr”>In general, positive COVID-19 results are transmitted as a priority, normally within 24 hours and 48 hours following the sample. For the transmission of negative results, however, the delay varies depending on the prioritization of the analysis and the number of visitors to the screening clinics., mentions Mathieu Boivin.

Two tests

As the result of his test did not arrive, Stéphane Delisle for his part decided to take a second exam.

days after my daughter tested positive “,” text “:” You can’t just keep it that way as soon as an outbreak comes up here and there. It will become exhausting for parents and children. One week of waiting for results, it tires the mental health of the children, the parents and indeed of all the people with whom we have been in contact before we find out five days after my daughter has tested positive ” }} “lang =” fr “>You can’t just keep it that way as soon as an outbreak comes up here and there. It will become exhausting for parents and children. A week of waiting for results, it tires the mental health of the children, the parents and indeed of all the people with whom we have been in contact before we find out five days after my daughter has tested positive., he says.

Expedited system claimed

The Autonomous Teaching Federation calls for the establishment of an accelerated screening and results reporting mechanism for students and school staff.

We must neutralize the domino effect. Because when an individual receives a positive test, whether it is a teacher or a student, this has consequences because the student and the teacher are not alone in the school., underlines the president of the Federation, Sylvain Mallette.

The CIUSSS has set up a telephone line (1-833-518-0360) and an online form (ciussscn.ca/depistage) so that a person who does not receive their result after five days, for example because she did not give her correct phone number or the wrong health insurance number, could contact the health authorities.We also offer to reveal their results to people by text and email, rather than by phone, to improve the delay., emphasizes Mathieu Boivin.

With information from Guylaine Bussière and Pierre-Alexandre Bolduc

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