Pathogens
Coronavirus (2019-nCov)

Coronavirus (2019-nCov)

Precautions

Droplet / Contact Precautions
Droplet / Contact Precautions

General Information

  • Prior to collecting specimens from suspect cases, contact the Zone Medical Officer of Health (MOH) and the ProvLab Virologist-on-Call (VOC) to ensure testing is carried out appropriately

  • Both upper (e.g, nasopharyngeal swab) and lower (if feasible) respiratory tract specimens should be collected for testing

  • Consider BAL if stable for diagnosis as sensitivity may be higher

  • Mild illness

  • Pneumonia

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

  • Sepsis

  • Septic shock