Bateria sequencial de testes para COVID-19 para maximizar o valor preditivo negativo antes de operações

Translated title of the contribution: Sequential battery of COVID-19 testing to maximize negative predictive value before surgeries

Neeraj Sinha, Galit Balayla

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Abstract

SARS-CoV-2 is a novel virus which has proven to be highly contagious. Specific viral dynamics and immune response to the virus are yet to be fully defined and determining the sensitivity and specificity of the available testing methods is still a work in progress. This study examines the published information on the testing methods, and finds that yield of COVID-19 tests changes with specimen types and with time through course of illness. We propose a sequential battery of testing consisting of an epidemiologic survey, RT-PCR tests, serologic tests and chest CT on surgical candidates which may increase the negative predictive value, and facilitate surgical procedures.

Translated title of the contributionSequential battery of COVID-19 testing to maximize negative predictive value before surgeries
Original languagePortuguese
Article numbere20202634
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalRevista do Colegio Brasileiro de Cirurgioes
Volume47
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Coronavirus
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Transplants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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