As labs ramp up, who can get tested in US for coronavirus?
March 8, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — Can any American who's sick get tested for the worrisome new coronavirus?
That's been a complicated question, one that's left doctors, patients and some health experts frustrated and concerned.
U.S. health officials say more and more public and private laboratories are now able to test for the virus. But some experts have wondered why it's taken so long, and what that means to efforts to spot and stop the outbreak's spread.
Here's a look at the state of U.S. testing:
WHO CAN GET THE TEST?
Not everyone. For now, tests are limited to people with fever, cough and other flu...