I've been a Walgreens customer for many years, and I love the convenience of getting my lab tests done at one of their pharmacies in less than an hour. But I recently ordered a professional-level PCR test from Walgreens that took over two weeks to complete. So when I called to ask why it was taking so long, the customer service representative told me that there was nothing he could do because they were using a third-party laboratory.
When you get a PCR test done at Walgreens, the lab that processes your sample will be eTrueNorth. This is a third-party laboratory that does not own or operate any of the Walgreens locations. The result of your test will take up to four days from when it was taken to reach you in the app or online.
The actual processing of your test can take a couple of days. For example, if you have a blood test done at Walgreens, it's processed by their lab and then sent to Walgreens. Once it arrives there, they'll send you an email or text message informing you that your results are available and accessible on their website.
If you want to receive your results right away, you can use the Walgreens mobile app. The app allows you to share your results with a friend or family member who may be waiting for them as well. If this is not an option, you can also view your own lab results online by signing in with your account information. To access your test results, visit https://www.walgreens.com/ and click on “My Account” from the homepage menu bar (or click here). Once inside "My Account," choose “Medical Record” > “Lab Tests” under Lab Tests & Reports." This will take you directly to a page listing all of the tests that have been performed on that account's behalf during their lifetime at Walgreens Pharmacy locations across the country (if applicable). There should be one entry listed per test and each entry will have its own corresponding link attached so you can view it individually once clicked upon instead of having them all open up at once like they do when opened through other methods such as email notifications from companies like Quest Diagnostics which only allow three items per message despite being able to send unlimited emails containing unlimited attachments each containing multiple files (upwards into triple digits) because there are no limits imposed on how many items could potentially be included within an individual message sent through these channels unless specific limitations are put into place beforehand such as those found within Google Drive's policies regarding sharing content publicly rather than just privately among friends or colleagues working together collaboratively towards achieving certain goals etcetera...
If you've tested negative, you can use the Walgreens mobile app to share your results with someone else by sending them a link. You can do this in three ways:
You could get your test results back in less than two days, but you should expect that they might take up to four days to process and arrive in the app or online. It’s important to note that Walgreens uses the third-party laboratory, eTrueNorth, to analyze PCR tests.
If you don’t have access to a smartphone, you can still receive your results by calling 1-800-WALGREENS (1-800-925-4733).
We hope that this article has helped you understand how long it takes for PCR test results from Walgreens to be processed and made available. As we mentioned earlier, there are several factors that can affect the turnaround time for your test results, including the testing method and location where you took it. In addition, Walgreens uses third-party laboratories to process their tests so there may be some variability in how quickly each lab completes their work as well.