Pennsylvania Releases Guidance on Reporting COVID-19 Test Results

The Pennsylvania Department of Health released Pennsylvania Health Alert 531 – 10/8/20 – ADV on reporting point of care SARS-CoV-2 test results. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for a number of COVID-19 point of care (POC) tests for rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2. These POC tests may be used by both traditional healthcare providers (e.g., hospitals, outpatient providers) and by non-traditional settings that have appropriate CLIA Certificate to conduct this testing. All entities conducting these POC tests are required to report these results, including positive, negative and inconclusive/indeterminate, to public health authorities through PA-NEDSS. Click here to view all the 2020 PA Health Alerts, Advisories and Updates.