Education for COVID-19 Testing

This guide contains the mandatory education and other resources required for Regulated Health Care Providers and Unlicensed Health Care Providers to implement COVID-19 swab collection.


Positive POC Test

For a positive POCT test result:

  • Follow Care Directive - Testing for COVID-19
  • Inform patient of positive POCT result.
  • Document results on COVID-19 Risk Assessment: All NSHA Patients
  • Collect a STAT/Urgent NP swab for PCR COVID test. 
  • Complete the appropriate specimen requisition form: Lab Requisition-Acute Care, ERs & Ambulatory [specific zone]. Located on the hub under “Inpatient” Documentation and Forms.
  • Be sure to complete the requisition in full and include the following information:
    • Ordering physician
    • Patient contact information
    • It is a positive POCT
    • Indicate the test used (e.g. Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test (Ag-RDT)).

The laboratory can then prioritize the testing appropriately based on local protocols and supply. If a patient is discharged prior to receiving results, the following information can be provided: