For All Providers
Effective Monday, Nov. 9
A nasopharyngeal swab will be required for Influenza and Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP) testing. A nasal swab will not be accepted and will no longer be available as an option in Epic.
To ensure isolation and safety protocols for our patients are met, the existing Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP) test will be replaced with the following two new order sets:
1. Respiratory Pathogen Panel with COVID-19 test – Suspected: This order set will trigger COVID-19 alerts and include the required isolation orders.
2. Respiratory Pathogen Panel with COVID-19 – Pre-Procedure or Non-PUI Assessment: This order set will not trigger any COVID-19 alerts and will not include any isolation orders.