Government COVID Tests Delayed To Ship by Weeks? What Now?

September 25, 2023
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In recent news, the Biden administration announced the revival of a pivotal program designed to provide hundreds of millions of free COVID-19 tests through the Postal Service for americans throughout the country. This initiative was clearly met with immense enthusiasm, because it marks a significant step towards the nation’s continued battle against the pandemic.

However, on Monday, September 25th, the hiccup, that was expected, has been noted. Although the tests were released to the public with great fanfare today, many are left wondering when they’ll receive them due to the confirmations received. With initial COVID-19 test shipments scheduled for as early as October 2nd from the US government, there’s ambiguity surrounding whether your order will be among those dispatched with messages stating “Orders will ship free starting the week of October 2, 2023.” inside of your confirmation messages.

As COVID-19 risks are rising and the numbers of infected increasing, every moment counts and safety remains paramount, so the questions remains where can you turn to for swift, efficient, and reliable COVID-19 testing?

Introducing Fast Lab!


Fast Lab is not just some alternative. It’s an upgrade. In a rapidly evolving landscape where the status quo changes daily, our promise remains steadfast: delivering reliable COVID-19 testing to your doorstep swiftly and professionally.

During the first variant of Omicron when the government failed to deliver timely and reliable tests to the american people who needed them as we were in the midst of so much uncertainty, Fast Lab thrived at being there for everyone that came to our doorstep and this situation is no different.

Why wait for weeks in uncertainty with no concrete evidence of when your test will be shipped? Choose Fast Lab and ensure your safety and those around you. Take control of your health and make informed decisions.

Why Choose Fast Lab?


  1. Swift Delivery: Unlike the delays anticipated and expected with government-provided tests, Fast Lab guarantees that your test will be dispatched within the week. Your health, family, peace of mind, and life plans were halted by this scare and you shouldn’t be left in limbo due to logistical hold-ups.

  2. Variety of Tests: Fast Lab proudly offers both Rapid Antigen and PCR tests. Our Rapid antigen test has something that the government doesn’t, 24-hour turn around on results from the moment we receive your antigen tests at our labs. Whatever your requirements and expectations, we have a solution tailored for you.

  3. Inventory to Last Ages: The government is doing everything they can to get as much inventory as possible but once their out of it from their channels they’ve created with private companies, it’s done. Fast Lab has been here almost since the beginning of the pandemic and understands the needs of the people and have a vast inventory meant to help save lives of families all over the country without logistic issues stopping you from getting the help you deserve.

  4. Professional and Efficient: We have a longstanding tradition of bioanalytical testing in various fields and areas, Fast Lab’s proficiency is undisputed. Serving clients all over the United States, from individuals to corporations, our commitment to health and safety is unparalleled.

  5. Our Funding Doesn’t “Run Out”: Once the Biden Administration hit their budget, you’re no longer a priority for their initiative unfortunately and without going through the proper channels of approval, you won’t be getting that help much sooner after. Fast Lab won’t be running into this issue and will be here for you for as long as you need us.

  6. A Reputation for Excellence: Having served the community through diverse medical diagnostic requirements, Fast Lab’s commitment is not just about speed in how we’re getting the covid-19 tests to your door. It’s about accuracy, professionalism, and an unwavering dedication to public health in general. This is a crisis we’ve grown much to accustomed to and it’s only right that you have a solution that is there for you and has grown through this pandemic with you.
Joe Biden Speech Over COVID Tests Intitiative and Program

The Underlying Situation

It’s no secret that COVID-19 remains a palpable threat. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals that COVID hospitalizations have surpassed the 20,000-mark this month – the first since March 2023. Disturbingly, 2.7% of all U.S. deaths between Sept. 10-16 were attributed to the virus that’s plagued us, marking a 12.5% spike from the previous week.

Backdrop to the Renewed Government Initiative

Following the expiration of the public health emergency in May, several insurance companies ceased to cover COVID test expenses for their policyholders. Furthermore, the government’s testing program had been on hiatus since June 1st after a very rocky run.

However, the Biden administration has, to date, successfully distributed over 755 million at-home tests in collaboration with the USPS and that’s no small feat.

So, yes, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has declared not only the revival of the testing program but also a hefty investment of $600 million in 12 domestic COVID-19 test manufacturers. That’s awesome, but the problem lies in how well this program ran last time and whether or not there have been any major changes to help it run smoother. With what we’ve seen so far with confirmation messages, we can’t be sure.

Regardless, as of September 25, households can request their complementary tests via, a portal leading to the U.S. Postal Service. These tests, free of cost, will commence shipping from the week of October 2. For those who face barriers accessing the website, a dedicated government hotline is also in place.

Fast Lab’s Proposition

In light of the uncertain delivery timelines and the recent surge in demand, relying solely on the government’s distribution might prove suboptimal and even cause more pain than help for those in urgent need. This is where Fast Lab steps in. With our commitment to swift dispatch, variety in test options (Rapid Antigen and PCR), and impeccable professional standards, we assure you timely and reliable COVID-19 testing solutions. So don’t be afraid to reach out!

Our no-cost shipping takes approximately 2-5 business days to ship and we have options even faster than that available!

We offer both Rapid Antigen and PCR tests to cater to your specific needs.

With our extensive experience in bioanalytical testing, the reliability and accuracy of our tests meet the highest industry standards.

Absolutely. Fast Lab provides tests that are widely accepted for travel purposes. However, always check the specific requirements of your destination.

Yes, you can. It’s always beneficial to have a backup, especially given the potential delays with government-provided tests. Fast Lab ensures you receive your test promptly, allowing you to proceed with your plans without hindrance.

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