CDC releases consolidated COVID-19 testing recommendations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released consolidated recommendations for COVID-19 testing, including interim testing guidelines for nursing home residents and healthcare personnel, as well as testing strategy options for high-density critical infrastructure workplaces after a COVID-19 case is identified. These recommendations compile and update previous testing guidance.
The consolidated recommendations for testing, Overview of Testing for SARS-CoV-2, were developed based on what is currently known about COVID-19 and are subject to change as additional information becomes available. This document includes a summary of current CDC recommendations for testing people who
- have signs or symptoms of COVID-19;
- have no symptoms but recently had contact with someone known or suspected to have COVID-19;
- have no symptoms and no known contact with someone known or suspected to have COVID-19 but still may be tested for early identification in special settings;
- have had confirmed COVID-19 but no longer have symptoms; and
- may be …continued .
[Original Source: CDC]