Which words you read also matter.
You must of missed the part where I said “without the specifics“.
without the specfics we really don’t the reality of why it was 5 days
There is plenty of testing in most places. The turn around times are reasonable given the volume of testing being done and where it’s being done.. Timing matters.
A Friday test will take longer as there is a weekend to contend with.
If the lab courier picks up at 5 pm and you are swabbed at 6 pm.... it adds a day, right off the bat. 3-5 days is rather normal.
PCR testing is complex testing done at larger facilities. So most labs/hospitals send their tests out.
PCR is established methodology. The rapid tests are not approved for widespread use.
JMO, I‘d rather my test be done via PCR with a longer turnaround then a rapid test with a quick turnaround.
And in fact all testing is under EUA (emergency use authorization) here in the US. The amount of testing being done here in the US, daily is incredible.