What testing is recommended to determine resolution of infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)?

Updated: Jun 16, 2020
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A test-based strategy, which requires serial tests, can be used as an alternative to a symptom-based or time-based strategy, to determine when a person with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection no longer requires isolation or work exclusion. This strategy could be considered in three situations, as follows [3] :


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