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Appendix F2 - Figure 4

Supplement F: Laboratory Guidance

Public Health Guidance for Community-Level Preparedness and Response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Version 2/3

Figure 4 - Serologic Confirmatory Testing

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Text version of Figure 4

PHL, LRN or commercial lab obtains Pos result.

Lab sends aliquot to CDC for confirmatory testing and includes copy of data.

CDC performs SARS EIA.

  • If Pos result, this is confirmed identification of SARS-CoV.
  • If control guidelines not met, repeat test.
  • If Neg result, further evaluation may be necessary.
    • Testing for other pathogens may be indicated.
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