Martins's Point Health Care is the first provider in Maine to receive the new COVID-19 tests that produce results in minutes.

Abbott Laboratories in Scarborough helped to develop the test and have been busy producing and distributing them as quickly as possible.

In a press release, Martin's Point said, "As Abbott Labs’ largest customer in the state, we were excited to receive their very first Maine shipment of 1000 newly developed rapid COVID-19 tests. The new test offers results in minutes, rather than the days required by current tests—a critical step in helping curb the spread of the new coronavirus."

Testing is currently available for Martin's Point patients only at their health care centers in Portland and Brunswick and by appointment only if you meet medical criteria.  They expect to receive 1000 tests per week for their patients.

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