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Network Recommendations – Repeat SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Patients with a Documented Prior Infection

CDC observation- Research        
Positive patients  Mild to moderate disease  Severe disease or severely immunosuppressed   
Positive PCR test SARS-CoV-2  Do not harbor live virus   > 10 days   Donot harbor live virus >20 days    
         
Research      Findings 
Repeat infection SARS-CoV-2  world wide      Documented only once or twice world wide  
Repeat testing       Not useful 
Demand on testing supplies       Demand exceeds supply 

 Kettering Health Network follows CDC recommendations/guidelines on retesting for both inpatients and outpatients 

October 15, 2020
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