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COVID-19 Testing Protocol

The number of tests available for Ohioans continues to be limited. A collection site in the UD Arena parking lot at 1801 Edwin C. Moses Blvd. has been set up to collect specimens from patients who have a physician’s order with them for a COVID-19 test to be performed.

Patients cannot simply walk into the testing center, a physician office, or a hospital and request to be tested. CDC guidelines must be followed for testing.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19/SARS-COV-2) TESTING

CompuNet, in partnership with Premier Health Partner and Fidelity Health care, is offering a drive-thru collection center to minimize exposure to patients and health care workers while controlling inventory levels of PPE.

This will require an order from the provider. If you are unable to provide an electronic order, a paper order must be sent with the patient to the collection center.

Direct your patient to the Coronavirus Screening Collection Center during the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Do not send your patient to CompuNet Patient Service Centers, as they are not equipped to collect these specimens.

Coronavirus Screening Collection Center: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

University of Dayton Arena Parking Lot Entrance C:  1801 Edwin C. Moses Blvd.

PATIENT PROTOCOL FOR TESTING

Physician order is required for patient testing as we cannot collect a specimen without an order. CompuNet is recommending that CDC guidelines are followed to first identify patients suffering from the flu or other respiratory illnesses and based on clinical judgement provide COVID-19 testing to those patients who test negative for respiratory illnesses.

Please note:  There is a cost associated with the Respiratory PCR panel.

TESTING ALGORITHM FOR NON-HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

Step 1:  PHYSICIAN OFFICE:  Perform the Influenza A/B BY NEAR in your office or urgent care setting.  If test is not available, proceed to step 2.

  • If negative, order the Respiratory PCR Panel Reflex
    • Patients presenting to the drive-thru will be required to have a negative flu point of care test before the PCR collection can occur.

Step 2:   Order the RESPIRATORY PCR PANEL REFLEX TO SARS (Cov2)

  • The Respiratory PCR Panel tests for Influenza A, Influenza B, RSV, Parainfluenza 1, 2, 3, 4, Adenovirus, Metapneumovirus, Rhinovirus, Enterovirus, Coronavirus (not the current

COVID-19 coronavirus), Bordetella pertussis, Chlamydia pneumonia, and Mycoplasma Pneumonia

  • KHN EPIC Lab Code:    LAB 76957

               POSITIVE Respiratory Viral Panel Result: COVID-19 testing not indicated

NEGATIVE Respiratory Viral Panel Result: COVID-19 testing will be automatically ordered by

the lab and sent to reference lab for testing.

If COVID-19 is positive, result will be treated as a critical and will be called to the ordering provider.

NOTE:  If insufficient volume for COVID-19 testing, ordering physician will be notified.

March 19, 2020