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Lab group to broaden testing availability in New Hampshire, Maine

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Published: Nov. 12, 2020 at 9:35 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 12, 2020 at 2:17 PM EST
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A laboratory group has launched a new coronavirus testing initiative that it says will make testing more accessible in Maine and New Hampshire.

NorDx Laboratories says the new testing option will allow patients across Maine and in Carroll County, New Hampshire, to get a test without a doctor’s referral. The lab group says results from the tests can be made available in 72 hours or less, and patients can be notified by email.

NorDx laboratory director Robert Carlson says access to the results “can play an important role in helping to slow the spread of the disease, providing patients with one more option to consider if they have symptoms or think they’ve been exposed to the coronavirus.”

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