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February 17, 2021

Question for you….I have two COVID scenarios for you…When there is a patient that has a COVID test within 30 days of admission to the hospital and also has testing in the hospital what result do you take (especially when the results are not the same) The patient arrived to the ED and gained a COVID test and it was negative on day #5 of admission an additional test was taken and the test result was Positive, post admission day #18 an additional test was taken, to allow return to the SNF and the test result was Negative what test result do you take?

If your facility has recorded a positive test on the patient, then record positive. With patients now being tested multiple times during their stay, if they test positive at any point, you will record a positive result.

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