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COVID-19 Testing for Maternity Patients

Scheduled C-Sections and Scheduled Inductions

  1. Physician orders the Community COVID Pre-surgery Test either in Epic or on paper script. The order is SARS-COV-2 LAB98415.
  2. Starting Monday, July 13, the patient can self-schedule a COVID testing appointment online at the following locations. Remember: This needs to be completed three days prior to the date of the procedure.
    • Fort Hamilton Hospital patients can schedule at Fort Hamilton’s Emergency Department, Kettering Health Network Middletown’s Emergency Department, or Southview Medical Center’s drive-thru testing site.
    • Soin Medical Center, Kettering Medical Center, and Southview Medical Center patients can schedule at Southview or Huber Heights drive-thru testing sites.
  3. The Network Operations Command Center will page the ordering physician for any positive tests.

The physician would then have a conversation with the patient regarding the test and decide on next steps.

Same-day Inductions and Antepartum Patients

  1. Patients admitted as antepartum, same-day inductions, or early labor will be tested using the in-house PCR test. The order is SARS-CoV-2 PCR LAB98416.
  2. Personnel will use the appropriate standard precaution PPE (surgical mask and goggles) until the test is resulted.

Patients in Active Labor

  1. Patient will be tested with the Rapid SARS-COVID Test. The order is SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Test.

Additional Resources

July 10, 2020