MARSHALL (KMHL) – There is good news on the availability of the testing for the coronavirus in Minnesota.
Avera Marshall Chief of Staff Dr. Steven Meister says there are more tests available for those who need them.
“As the governor announced the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic are ramping up there testing,” said Meister. “Within the Avera system ourselves, we have the availability to do more testing than we did a month ago, we’re ramping up in the appropriate case.”
But Meister is quick to point out that not everyone needs to be tested.
“Not everybody needs it, if you don’t have the symptoms and you’re not in a high risk group you don’t need to be tested necessarily,” Mesiter added.
He says test accuracy is still a concern. He says there are a lot of false positives and false negatives that still make widespread testing a concern.