Carbondale Coronavirus Testing Facility is Now Ope

The coronavirus testing lab is open in Carbondale. and samples are being tested every day. State officials say the lab receives three to five specimens a day and they come from throughout the region. Officials say the state’s three public health labs in Carbondale, Springfield and Chicago have tested about 620 specimens and the labs currently have supplies to test nearly 2,000 specimens.  Officials say the labs have to provide samples within a days’ time of receiving them. The Carbondale coronavirus testing lab is located on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The facility is pretty restricted due to the fact that testing needs to be done in a room with a negative air pressure.

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