Dodge County Health Providing Details On COVID Tests

(Juneau) Dodge County public health officials are providing some information on how the different types of COVID tests are processed and their reliability. If a test is processed by a lab, the result – officials say – is likely very accurate. This is because the lab processes the tests using sensitive, technical methods in a highly regulated environment. Tests processed by labs tend to be more time-intensive and expensive. If it is a rapid test and is processed closer to where the individual was swabbed, officials say it may not be as accurate. This can be a result of lower sensitivity or rapid technology. Less accurate tests may require a second test to make sure the results are trustworthy. A flier detailing the different types of tests is available at the community test site located at 1701 North Spring Street in Beaver Dam. The site is staffed by the Wisconsin National Guard through December 8th. Dodge County health officials say their status supporting the site after that date is not finalized at this time. The Dodge County Health Department say they will inform the public when there are any updates.