Here’s the latest on testing. Governor Greg Abbott announced that San Antonio would have the first drive through testing, but we don’t know when that will happen. It will still involve having the test sent to a lab. The results won’t be available immediately. Hospitals don’t want you to go in for testing unless you are sick enough to be admitted. Both Quest and LabCorp will do testing, but first we( primary care physicians) have to obtain the proper swabs and containers. The specimen must be frozen and sent to the lab. The turn around time is 3-4 days. Someone would have to be tested, go home and self quarantine while waiting for the results.
Not terribly practical.
There are other private labs which are offering testing which I am investigating. The accuracy of these tests is unknown. Also, there is the question of cost. I don’t know if insurance will reimburse for this testing. One of the prices I have heard quoted is $200. Another is $2400.