Roper Hospital announces on site COVID-19 testing

Charleston County News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – On Wednesday morning, Roper Hospital began on site COVID-19 testing “for patients who come to the Emergency Department and are being admitted, as well as inpatients who are suspected of having the virus.”

In-house testing capacity produces test results in as little as 45 minutes, which enables caregivers to “make more informed decisions on how to treat patients.” Additionally, a more broad understanding of who has the virus allows personal protective equipment to be “preserved for caregivers of confirmed COVID-19 patients.”

As of Wednesday night, the healthcare system hopes to have in-house testing capacity at Roper hospital and Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital. They plan to expand testing capabilities to their Mount Pleasant and Berkeley locations next week.

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