About 35,000 coronavirus tests in the United States have been deemed unreliable because a processing lab “has been unable to fulfill its obligation,” according to a statement from AdventHealth, which administered the tests.
More than 33,000 unreliable tests were conducted in Florida. AdventHealth did not specify where the other 2,000 tests were carried out.
AdventHealth said they are not disclosing the lab at this time.
“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 and CEO of AdventHealth.
AdventHealth said they would be “working diligently” to notify those who are impacted via letter or phone call. Those awaiting results from the lab in question will not receive results as the samples provided will not be tested but destroyed “in accordance with the law.”