05/20/2021: Lab Advisory: CDC Updates NAATs and Self-Testing Web Pages

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Individuals Performing COVID-19 Testing

Level: Laboratory Advisory

On May 14, 2021, CDC updated the Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs) and Self-Testing web pages. Refer to these pages for the latest information:

  • The updated NAATs page provides clarification on confirmatory testing and how to handle discordant test results.
  • The updated Self-Testing page emphasizes next steps for positive results and explains serial testing.

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