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UPDATE: UNLV receives 250 additional COVID-19 test kits

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — UNLV Medicine received 250 additional COVID-19 test kits Monday night, according to spokesman Paul Joncich. The school will be able to continue curbside testing through Thursday.

Originally, it was said the university would only has enough kits for testing Monday and possibly Tuesday.

There has been a nationwide shortage of the test kits.

According to an earlier news release from UNLV, more kits are being sought.

“In the meantime we are actively seeking more tests, and if we acquire a substantial number, we intend to continue with, or restart our curbside testing operation – which has tested more than 2,000 Southern Nevadans since March 23rd.”

UNLV offers COVID-19 testing but only by appointment. It takes place in the parking area outside UNLV Medicine.

All patients are being screened before being given an appointment. They are asked a series of questions to determine if they meet the CDC criteria for testing and are screened again upon arrival.

There is no out-of-pocket cost to the patient and results are typically back in 5-7 days. The results of all tests, both positive and negative, are reported to the Southern Nevada Health District.

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