Impact of on-site compared to off-site testing for severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on duration of isolation and resource utilization

Andrew Roberts, Gabriella Wong, Despina Kotsanas, Michelle J. Francis, Rhonda L. Stuart, Maryza Graham, Benjamin A. Rogers

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Rapid detection and isolation of COVID-19 patients is the only means of reducing hospital transmission. We describe the impact of implementation of on-site SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR testing on reduction in result turnaround time, isolation duration, pathology test ordering and antibiotic use in patients who do not have COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1004-1006
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021

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