Today I have learned that the lab that my blood sample is sent to for PCR test holds onto samples until at least 10 samples from 10 patients are available to run all at once! I kept wondering why I was being made to wait so long when the test, that used to be sent out of state, is taking longer and longer for results. Not only is this salt in the wound of an agonizing wait but my bigger concern is the validity of the results given the blood is a week old and frozen in the mean time while waiting to be tested. Has anyone here had this situation to deal with or does anyone know how the validity of the test may be impacted by these "cost saving practices?'
Thanks in advance!!!