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Testing for SARS-CoV-2: Can We Stop at 2?

Authors
  • Lee, Tau Hong1, 2, 3, 4
  • Junhao Lin, Ray1, 2
  • Lin, Raymond T P1
  • Barkham, Timothy2, 4
  • Rao, Pooja2, 3
  • Leo, Yee-Sin1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Chien Lye, David1, 2, 3, 4
  • Young, Barnaby1, 2, 3
  • 1 National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Singapore. , (Singapore)
  • 2 Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. , (Singapore)
  • 3 Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore. , (Singapore)
  • 4 Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore. , (Singapore)
  • 5 Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, Singapore. , (Singapore)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Nov 19, 2020
Volume
71
Issue
16
Pages
2246–2248
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciaa459
PMID: 32306042
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The COVID-19 epidemic requires accurate identification and isolation of confirmed cases for effective control. This report describes the effectiveness of our testing strategy and highlights the importance of repeat testing in suspected cases in our cohort. © The Author(s) 2020. Published by Oxford University Press for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved. For permissions, e-mail: [email protected]

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