During the COVID-19 pandemic, swab tests proved to be effective in containing the infection and served as a means for early diagnosis and contact tracing. However, little evidence exists regarding the correct timing for the execution of the swab test, especially for asymptomatic individuals and health care workers.

The Effect of Test Timing on the Probability of Positive SARS-CoV-2 Swab Test Results: Mixed Model Approach

Benoni, Roberto
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Panunzi, Silvia;Campagna, Irene;Moretti, Francesca;Lo Cascio, Giuliana;Spiteri, Gianluca;Porru, Stefano;Tardivo, Stefano
2021

Abstract

During the COVID-19 pandemic, swab tests proved to be effective in containing the infection and served as a means for early diagnosis and contact tracing. However, little evidence exists regarding the correct timing for the execution of the swab test, especially for asymptomatic individuals and health care workers.
COVID-19; close contact; health care workers; health surveillance; swab test timing
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