Public Health Lab prioritizes testing

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) – Humboldt County Public Health Lab testing is not restricted to symptomatic individuals, but according to Lab Manager Jeremy Corrigan lab testing is prioritized.

To ensure fast turnaround times, the lab utilizes a testing prioritization chart that prioritizes different populations.

Corrigan says lab testing focuses on symptomatic individuals, but for populations such as healthcare workers or congregate living facilities, testing asymptomatic individuals is important as well.