COVID-19 - laboratory testing algorithm

Publication Date: 26 March 2020

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​​​​This algorithm summarises the advice that comes into effect from 10 February 2020, to recommend the samples required for establishing a diagnosis and monitoring​​ confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection, and the tests that will be performed. 

The guidance for sampling and laboratory investigations​ explains and supplements the information presented visually in this algorithm. ​

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Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Guidance Algorithm