Repeat testing for SARS-COV-2: Findings from Queensland wide data.

Paulie Stehlik, Kylie Alcorn, Anna Jones, Sanmarie Schlebusch, Andre Wattiaux, David A Henry

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Abstract

AIM:
To estimate proportions of individuals who returned positive tests and how these varied with location age and sex.
To estimate apparent rates of clearance of viral RNA from the upper respiratory tract of subjects with repeated tests, and the extent to these varied with age and sex.

CLINICAL BOTTOM LINE
Detectable RNA may persist for long periods and negate the value of repeat testing as a basis of declaring individuals free of infection.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2020
EventGold Coast Health Research Quality and Innovation Week
- Online, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 16 Nov 202020 Nov 2020
https://www.goldcoast.health.qld.gov.au/research/researchers/research-week
https://www.goldcoast.health.qld.gov.au/sites/default/files/GCH_Research-Week-Abstracts.pdf (Event Flyer)

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OtherGold Coast Health Research Quality and Innovation Week
Abbreviated titleGCH RQI
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period16/11/2020/11/20
OtherGold Coast Health Research, Quality and Innovation Week will take place from 16 – 20 November in 2020. Providing a platform to showcase research, quality and innovation projects at Gold Coast Health, the event aims to highlight positive impacts and outcomes in these areas and grow and support the health service’s research, quality and innovation presence.

Due to COVID-19, participants are invited to join online sessions including lightning talks, panel sessions, keynote speakers and networking opportunities. Some sessions may also have a face-to-face option. A full program will be released closer to the event.
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