May 14, 2020

CDC posts updated point-of-care testing guidelines for COVID-19

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on May 12 posted updated point-of-care (POC) testing biosafety guidelines for COVID-19.

The update includes guidance for:

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  • use of instruments in a location associated with a current Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments certificate
  • site- and activity-specific risk assessment
  • proper staff training
  • adherence to standard precautions when handling specimens
  • decontamination of POC instruments.


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