University Medical Center contracts Quest to perform its West Nile Virus testing. A spokesman from UMC says they were never told of a shortage of test kits by the company, no were they advised to halt testing.
A spokeswoman for Del Sol Medical Center was unable to say the name of the company the hospital uses to perform West Nile Virus tests. She says they were never told to stop testing for the virus.
A spokeswoman for Sierra Providence East was also unable to obtain the name of the laboratory the hospital contracts to do its testing. She said at no time were there any suspension of virus testing at the hospital.
Quest laboratories announced only today that the company is able to begin West Nile Virus testing at full capacity again.
Lab Corp media relations representatives did not return phone calls or emails regarding the company's test shortage prior to publication.
"The doctor said he's got a 90-percent chance," Hernandez, Sr., said. "He said he was going to pull through it."