UnityPoint Health to test all patients for COVID-19

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UnityPoint Health announced Tuesday that all patients admitted to its hospitals will receive COVID-19 tests. Indeed, on Wednesday, patients of all ages will receive nasal swab tests with results available between 12 and 36 hours. UnityPoint said the new test requirement is intended to help protect “As our testing capacity will increase, we will also continue to test more people who come to our hospitals and clinics, “said Dave Williams, MD, chief medical officer of health, UnityPoint Health. “This is important because we are starting to resume elective procedures in certain regions in the coming weeks. Patients admitted for emergency surgery and labor and delivery can expect COVID-19 test results in about four hours if resources are available.

UnityPoint Health announced Tuesday that all patients admitted to its hospitals will receive COVID-19 tests.

Beginning on Wednesday, patients of all ages will receive nasal swab tests with results available between 12 and 36 hours.

UnityPoint stated that the new screening requirement is intended to help protect healthcare workers and prevent the spread of the disease.

“As our testing capacity increases, we will also continue to test more people entering our hospitals and clinics,” said Dave Williams, MD, medical director of UnityPoint Health. “This is important because we are starting to resume elective procedures in certain regions in the coming weeks. “

Patients admitted for emergency surgery and labor and delivery can expect COVID-19 test results in approximately four hours if resources are available.

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