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Mass Covid-19 Testing: How Does It Work?

by Defen 95 International Medical Equipment Supplier
The mass Covid-19 programs aim at finding people with active infection who are asymptomatic so that rapid detection, testing, and quarantine can interrupt the spread. This approach needs speed and capacity by telling us how many people in an area or an event or a workplace are infected and guides the additional prevention and control efforts to further restrict the spread of the virus. 

Mass testing complements the existing prevention efforts very well. But mass testing can produce false alarms and missed cases if performed by unskilled staff or self-testing or due to the variable quality of the testing kits. Also, it is not a replacement for safety measures like social distancing, masks, and frequent handwashing, contrary to what many people think. 

What To Consider Before Mass Testing?

There are several aspects to be considered before mass testing like checking if anyone has tested positive for Covid-19 testing Southern California or are there any concerns that others were exposed to the virus, or how will the test results be used? These considerations will also include the identification of the steps that will be taken for people who test positive through mass testing.

Checklist Before Having a Mass Testing

If you are hosting an event and are considering a mass testing program make a checklist of the following things:

  • Ensure that you have a medical provider who can issue collection orders before requesting testing.
  • What is your plan to address Covid-19 positive individuals?
  • The number of people that you expect at your event and plan for 1 test per person.
  • Identify and contact the laboratory that you would want to perform the testing and also confirm the type of sample type that they use. The laboratory should also provide the necessary supplies for specimen collection, labeling, and shipping. 
  • Make sure that there is secure personal protective equipment for staff that will be collecting the specimens. 
  • It is better that you notify the authorities that a mass event for Covid-19 testing in California is being planned.

How Can The Health Department Help You?

When looking for a testing laboratory, check to see if they fulfill all of the above requirements and also provide the following services:

  • Determining the appropriate type of testing and community mitigation strategies as well as providing technical assistance for contact tracing.
  • Provides assistance in identifying specimen collection providers, obtaining PPE, and a timely follow-up for positive cases.

To Sum Up

The most important thing to keep in mind when carrying out mass rapid Covid-19 testing California is that the entire system should be well-coordinated and should be backed by the right information technology.

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