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Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Clinicians considering diagnostic testing of people with possible COVID-19 should continue to work with their local and state health departments to coordinate testing through public health laboratories, or work with commercial or clinical laboratories using diagnostic tests authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Serology Testing for COVID-19 at CDC

CDC has developed a laboratory blood test to assist with efforts to determine how much of the U.S. population has been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. CDC is also using its serologic test (antibody) to evaluate the performance of commercial antibody tests.

Interim Guidelines for COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Serologic methods have been developed and will have important public health and clinical uses to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CDC Diagnostic Test for COVID-19

CDC has developed a new laboratory test kit for use in testing patient specimens for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19. The test kit is called the “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase (RT)-PCR Diagnostic Panel.” It is intended for use with the Applied Biosys...

Dermatology practices as vectors for COVID-19 transmission: A call for immediate cessation of nonemergent dermatology visits
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology;

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, recommendations to healthcare providers will change based on availability of testing and personal protective equipment. For many patients, virtual visits can take the place of in-person visits, and we should do what we can to protect our older patients who are at greatest risk for adverse outcomes of infection. As tests become more widely available,...

Cystic Fibrosis Colorectal Cancer Screening Consensus Recommendations.
Gastroenterology Hadjiliadis D, Khoruts A et. al.

Dec 31st, 2017 - Improved therapy has substantially increased survival of persons with cystic fibrosis (CF). But the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) in adults with CF is 5-10 times greater compared to the general population, and 25-30 times greater in CF patients after an organ transplantation. To address this risk, the CF Foundation convened a multi-stakeholder task force to develop CRC screening recommendatio...

AAPM Medical Physics Practice Guideline 8.a.: Linear accelerator performance tests
Koren Smith

May 25th, 2017 - This guideline will assist the QMP in developing a comprehensive QA program for linacs in the external beam radiation therapy setting. The committee sought to prioritize tests by their implication on quality and patient safety.

A Guide to Utilization of the Microbiology Laboratory for Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: ...
J Michael Miller

Aug 30th, 2018 - The critical nature of the microbiology laboratory in infectious disease diagnosis calls for a close, positive working relationship between the physician/advanced practice provider and the microbiologists who provide enormous value to the healthcare team. This document, developed by experts in laboratory and adult and pediatric clinical medicine, provides information on which tests are valuable.

A focused parameter update: Hereditary angioedema,acquired C1 inhibitor deficiency, and angi...
Zuraw, B.

Feb 28th, 2013 - Hereditary angioedema (HAE) usually results from a deficiencyof the serine protease inhibitor C1 inhibitor (C1INH). (LB)There are 2 types of HAE, type I is most common.

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Acute Chest Pain—Suspected Pulmonary Embolism
Kirsch, J.

Apr 30th, 2017 - Pulmonary embolism (PE) remains a common and important clinical condition that cannot be accurately diagnosed on the basis of signs, symptoms, and history alone. The diagnosis of PE has been facilitated by technical advancements and multidetector CT pulmonary angiography, which is the major diagnostic modality currently used.

Timothy M. Bateman

Sep 30th, 2016 - Many patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease (CAD) benefit from the information provided by a noninvasive cardiac imaging test. Cardiac imaging tests can provide information regarding the presence, extent, and severity of CAD, estimate risk for early and late major adverse cardiac events, and assist in determining the most appropriate treatment, including medical therapy and/or.

Adverse reactions to vaccines practice parameter 2012 update.
Kelso, J.

Jun 30th, 2012 - Mild local reactions and fever after vaccinations are commonand do not contraindicate future doses. Anaphylactic reactionsto vaccines are rare and should be evaluated with skin tests tothe vaccine and its components.

An Official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report: Evaluation and Management of Asthma i...
Gwen S. Skloot

Oct 31st, 2016 - Asthma in the elderly (>65 yr old) is common and associated with higher morbidity and mortality than asthma in younger patients. The poor outcomes in this group are due, in part, to underdiagnosis and undertreatment.

An official European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society technical standard: field...
Anne E. Holland

Oct 29th, 2014 - Field walking tests are commonly employed to evaluate exercise capacity, assess prognosis and evaluate treatment response in chronic respiratory diseases. In recent years, there has been a wealth of new literature pertinent to the conduct of the 6-min walk test (6MWT), and a growing evidence base describing the incremental and endurance shuttle walk tests (ISWT and ESWT, respectively).

Cardiac Screening With Electrocardiography, Stress Echocardiography, or Myocardial Perfusion...
Roger Chou

Mar 16th, 2015 - Cardiac screening has not been shown to improve patient outcomes. It is also associated with potential harms due to false-positive results because they can lead to subsequent, potentially unnecessary tests and procedures.

Depression in Children and Adolescents: Screening
US Preventive Services Task Force

Jan 31st, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends screening for major depressive disorder (MDD) in adolescents aged 12 to 18 years. Screening should be implemented with adequate systems in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate follow-up.

ASC’s Workload Recommendations for Automated Pap Test Screening
Tarik M. Elsheikh

Aug 28th, 2011 - Cytotechnologists’ workday should not include more than 7 hours of gynecologic (Pap test) screening in a 24 hour period, provided there are no additional duties or distractions. Based on the available evidence that fatigue and discomfort increase over time, it is considered good practice that the above time periods apply to a 24?hour period.

Diagnosis and Management of Celiac Disease
Alberto Rubio-Tapia

Apr 22nd, 2013 - This guideline presents recommendations for the diagnosis and management of patients with celiac disease. Celiac disease is an immune-based reaction to dietary gluten (storage protein for wheat, barley, and rye) that primarily affects the small intestine in those with a genetic predisposition and resolves with exclusion of gluten from the diet.

Clinical Quantification of Myocardial Blood Flow Using PET:Joint Position Paper of the SNMMI...
Murthy, V.

Jan 31st, 2018 - Radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is among themost commonly performed diagnostic tests in cardiology. Althoughthe diagnostic and prognostic applications of radionuclide MPI aresupported by a wealth of observational and clinical trial data, itsperformance is limited by two fundamental drawbacks.

Colonoscopy Surveillance After Colorectal Cancer Resection: Recommendations of the US Multi-...
Kahi CJ

Feb 28th, 2011 - The US Multi-Society Task Force has developed updated recommendations to guide health care providers with the surveillance of patients after colorectal cancer (CRC) resection with curative intent. This document is based on a critical review of the literature regarding the role of colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, fecal testing and CT colonography in this setting.