remains the best way to flatten the curve and reduce the time COVID-19 will be affecting our community. Testing should be considered only when it will significantly change management.
WHO TO TEST:
COVID-19 testing should be performed for hospitalized patients with significant respiratory illness and symptomatic health care workers (fever and respiratory symptoms). Testing of non-priority populations can be performed based on provider discretion and available resources (
CDC Testing Criteria
Patients who have mild illness and do not belong to a high priority population do not need to be tested.
HOW TO TEST:
CHOC Hospital is offering testing for all pediatric patients on their Orange campus at the Outdoor Evaluation Center (OEC).
If you have a patient who might need COVID-19 testing, instruct the parent to call the
CHOC Nurse line at 1-844-GET-CHOC
. They will be connected with a hotline provider who will triage the patient via Telehealth. If approved for testing, the patient will be asked to come to the OEC for COVID-19 nasopharyngeal testing.
If you are testing patients in your own practice, the appropriate PCR testing codes are: Quest - 39444, and Labcorp – 139900.
POSITIVE OR SUSPECTED COVID-19 PATIENTS:
Both Labcorp and Quest are reporting all COVID-19 positive patients to the OCHCA, so you are only requested to inform the OCHCA of positive results from Quest or Labcorp for persons who are health care workers, hospitalized, or live in a long term care facility.
with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 should remain in self isolation for 7 days after illness onset, 72 hours after last fever, and until feeling better.
Household members & caregivers
exposed to confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients should be quarantined at home for 10 days after the last unprotected contact with that person.
NO RECOMMENDED TREATMENT
Currently there is no treatment for COVID-19. While trials are ongoing, no medications are recommended including hydroxychloroquine, which has potential toxicities (OCHCA).
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