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Screening for COVID-19: Patient factors predicting positive PCR test

  • Douglas W. Challener (a1), Gregory J. Challener (a2), Vanessa J. Gow-Lee (a2), Madiha Fida (a1), Aditya S. Shah (a1) and John C. O’Horo (a1) (a3)...

Abstract

To inform the efficient allocation of testing resources, we evaluated the characteristics of those tested for COVID-19 to determine predictors of a positive test. Recent travel and exposure to a confirmed case were both highly predictive of positive testing. Symptom-based screening strategies alone may be inadequate to control the ongoing pandemic.

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Author for correspondence: Douglas W. Challener, E-mail: challener.douglas@mayo.edu

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Screening for COVID-19: Patient factors predicting positive PCR test

  • Douglas W. Challener (a1), Gregory J. Challener (a2), Vanessa J. Gow-Lee (a2), Madiha Fida (a1), Aditya S. Shah (a1) and John C. O’Horo (a1) (a3)...

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