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Governor Abbott is speaking out about preparations and plans to test possible cases right now there are six public health labs in the state that have the capability for testing corona virus one in fort worth one in Dallas Charites Austin bureau chief Chris fox reports by the end of this month that number is expected to jump to tailoring the governor abit the combination of the ten public health labs in Texas should be able to test at least a hundred twenty five patients per day for the corona virus this new ability to provide testing in the state will shorten the time to get the test results and we'll help public public health take the appropriate steps to test consist of nasal and oral swabs taken from the patient then shipped to the closest public health lab in the state for processing the labs currently testing are in Austin Houston Dallas fort worth Lubbock and el Paso