NYSDOH HEALTH NOTIFICATION: Reporting Requirements for ALL Laboratory Results for SARS-CoV-2, Including all Molecular, Antigen, and Serological Tests (including “Rapid” Tests) and Ensuring Complete Reporting of Patient Demographics

Background As the landscape of available tests for the COVID-19 infection continues to evolve, it is essential that the reporting of results for SARS-CoV-2 testing is complete, accurate, and timely. Efforts to successfully reopen businesses, schools, and other entities affected by current social distancing requirements will rely upon State and local public health officials having greatly expanded access to testing and accurate testing data. These efforts will also rely upon promptly interviewing positive cases, performing contact investigations, and issuing isolation and quarantine orders…….Read More here

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