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California To More Than Double COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Improve Turnaround Time, Drive Down Costs

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Looking ahead to the oncoming flu season and the impact on California’s current coronavirus testing apparatus, Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday unveiled a new partnership with a diagnostics firm to revamp the state’s COVID-19 testing. California will partner with Massachusetts-based PerkinElmer to double the state’s testing capacity, Newsom said, which would include building out a new laboratory with full supply chain to provide reliable COVID-19 testing with guaranteed results within 24 to 48 hours.