CDC Introduces COVID-19 
Viral Testing Online Tool 

New online tool helps healthcare providers quickly access the most relevant and actionable COVID-19 testing information 
Streamline the process of sorting through information about COVID-19 testing and next steps with CDC’s new COVID-19 Viral Testing Tool. This interactive, mobile-friendly online tool complements CDC testing guidance and helps healthcare providers make decisions and recommendations for their patients on—
  • Whether to order testing 
  • What kind of test to order
  • How to interpret the test result
  • What to do with conflicting test results
  • Whether confirmatory (follow-up) testing is necessary
  • How vaccination affects decisions for testing

We invite you to share this new tool with your partners and colleagues.
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