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Interventional and General Radiology Procedures and COVID-19 Testing

The following criteria should be used for removing patients from COVID-19 isolation and COVID-19 designated units: 

  • Patients with mild to moderate illness who are not severely immunocompromised*: 
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and 
  • At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and 
  • Symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved. 
  • Patients with severe to critical illness or who are severely immunocompromised: 
  • At least 10 days and up to 20 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, and 
  • At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and 
  • Symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved. 
  • Consider consultation with infection prevention and control. 

Definitions: 

  • Mild illness: Fever, cough, malaise without shortness of breath or abnormal CXR 
  • Moderate illness: Evidence of lower respiratory tract disease by assessment or imaging and O2 sat > 94% on room air 
  • Severe illness:  Respiratory rate > 30, room air O2 sat <94%, (or, for patients with chronic hypoxemia, a decrease from baseline of >3%), PO2/FiO2 radiation <300, or lung infiltrates of >50% 
  • Critical illness: Respiratory failure, septic shock, or multiple organ dysfunction 

* Severely immunocompromised: 

Cancer chemotherapy, < 1 year from stem cell or organ transplant, untreated HIV/AIDS with CD4 <200, combined primary immunodeficiency disorder, prednisone > 20 mg/day x >14 days. 

December 2, 2020