Retesting No Longer Required Before Discharging COVID-19 Patient- New Guidelines

ACCORDING to new Centres for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, there is no longer need for health institutions to retest COVID-19 patients to determine whether they have recovered from the virus or not. The new guidelines  based on revisions made on July 17, 2020  state that “except for rare situations, a test-based strategy is no longer recommended to determine when an individual with a COVID-19 infection is no longer infectious (i.e., to discontinue Transmission-Based Precautions or home isolation).” Diagnostic testing categories have been edited to focus on testing considerations and actions…

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