AdventHealth: More than 35k COVID-19 Tests Unreliable

May 19, 2020 by Christen Aldrich

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce

Last modified May 20, 2020

The results of more than 35,000 COVID-19 tests ordered by AdventHealth and performed by a third-party lab are unreliable, according to this article. AdventHealth, a Florida-based health care system, the situation has created “unacceptable delays.”

AdventHealth didn’t name the third party lab. The majority of these questionable tests were performed in Florida, the company stated. “While we work successfully with many other labs across multiple states to provide COVID-19 tests for our communities, we have terminated our contract with this particular lab and share in the disappointment and frustration this situation has created. We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience and uncertainty it has caused,” said Terry Shaw, president/CEO of AdventHealth, wrote in a statement.

The company will notify the patients affected by this with a letter and a phone call. “Teams across our organization are working around-the-clock to remedy the situation,” said Daryl Tol, president and CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division, in a statement to the Orlando Sentinel. “We take our responsibility to safeguard everyone who entrusts us with their care very seriously.”

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