LabCorp, Quest Diagnostics Say Coronavirus Testing Is Available, But You Have to Go to Your Doctor

CDC has been criticized for its approach to virus detection

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As the Centers for Disease Control and the Trump administration face increasing criticism for the slow rollout and lack of testing for the coronavirus and the respiratory illness it causes, COVID-19, private companies are stepping in.

LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics, two major medical diagnostics companies, have developed COVID-19 tests and are increasing test availability, their spokespeople told Adweek. Testing is now available throughout the U.S., they added.

LabCorp said its test became available last week, on March 5, while Quest said it introduced its test on Monday, March 9.

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