MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A woman in Southwest Miami-Dade is trying to raise awareness about delays in getting COVID test results from pop-up websites, and she says she’s been tested. 17 days ago and still don’t know what the results are.
Annabelle Ramos told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that she took a free COVID test at a location at SW 70TH Ave. and Coral Way on December 28 and she has yet to hear the results.
“It’s been 17 days and I still haven’t received the news,” Ramos said. I feel in the first place this is a detriment to the public because you are being checked so you are safe in the community so I feel like I have wasted my time. I feel like I should have gone back to the test site in Miami-Dade and just waited online and I would have gotten my test results just as soon.”
She said, “I would stick with a test site Miami-dade but if you are having a hard time and you need to test at one of these pop-up sites I would ask for certification as they have that. I’ll ask for a tracking number and before I’m checked and before I give them my info I’ll call the number and make sure it’s a legitimate number. ”
CBS4 followed Ramos as she tried to find some answers. She was told that Elite Labs had run a test in December and that a new company had taken over. CBS4 called that company’s number but it was disconnected.
A manager of the current company said the previous company was the cause.
Ramos said, “I was also told that there were a bunch of tests in December.”
Ramos also said she tested elsewhere and came back negative.
She is also working with an investigator for the state.
A spokeswoman for Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said the county has received a complaint about the issue and is looking into it.
Ramos said, “Who knows if they’re even running tests and frankly after 17 days, even 3 days, the results are consistent?”
Health experts say many are unlicensed with non-FDA-approved test kits from places like Mexico or China, and some have expired. Officials at the Departments of Health in Miami-Dade and Broward have told CBS4 it’s too hard for them to conduct proper surveillance, and they recommend using county websites to find testing sites that have been screened. elaborate.
“This site must be a medical facility whether it is operated by the county or by an urgent care center or hospital or by a trusted lab like Quest of Labcorps, the sites you want to visit. ”
The state advises people to watch out for fraudulent COVID-19 products or practices. If you think there is fraudulent activity, report it to MyFloridalegal.com or 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226).
If you have a laboratory complaint, contact the Health Care Administration at CAU@AHCA.MyFlorida.com.
https://miami.cbslocal.com/2022/01/14/delays-in-getting-covid-test-results-reported-at-pop-up-sites/ Delays in getting COVID test results reported at pop-up sites – CBS Miami