Testing for SARS-CoV-2: Can We Stop at 2?

Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 19;71(16):2246-2248. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa459.


The COVID-19 epidemic requires accurate identification and isolation of confirmed cases for effective control. This report describes the effectiveness of our testing strategy and highlights the importance of repeat testing in suspected cases in our cohort.

Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; diagnosis; polymerase chain reaction; testing.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • COVID-19 / diagnosis*
  • COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Testing / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nasopharynx / virology*
  • Radiography
  • SARS-CoV-2 / isolation & purification*
  • Sampling Studies
  • Thorax / diagnostic imaging
  • Time Factors