Conservation strategies in effect for rapid tests

July 30, 2020

Conservation strategies will go into effect today to help manage an expected shortage of rapid COVID-19 tests. Rapid tests may be ordered for symptomatic patients in labor and delivery or who require urgent surgery or procedures; patients being admitted to a behavioral health unit; or solid organ transplant patients. All other patients — including asymptomatic labor and delivery and surgery/procedure patients or patients with known exposure to suspected or confirmed COVID-19, or symptomatic patients who are likely to be admitted — will receive traditional batched COVID-19 tests.