Positive RT-PCR Test Results in Patients Recovered From COVID-19

JAMA. 2020 Apr 21;323(15):1502-1503. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.2783.

Abstract

This case series describes reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results in 4 health professionals discharged from hospitalization or quarantine after 2 negative RT-PCR test results and resolution of clinical COVID-19 infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Betacoronavirus / genetics
  • Betacoronavirus / isolation & purification*
  • Clinical Laboratory Techniques*
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / diagnosis*
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction*

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19
  • COVID-19 diagnostic testing
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2