Testing and PPE
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Ambulatory COVID-19 Testing Schedule*
Community Provider Guide: Instructions for ordering COVID-19 test kits
Pulmonary Function Testing
Due to COVID safety practices, the Pulmonary Function Lab requires a negative COVID test within 96 hours of certain pulmonary function tests. The COVID testing must be ordered by the physician ordering the PFT. If COVID testing is not completed, the PFT may be cancelled.*
Northern Kentucky Testing
Northern Kentucky will be providing drive up COVID-19 testing Monday-Friday 9am-3pm. Clinicians will enter an order through EPIC for COVID testing. The call center will call the family and get the family scheduled for drive up COVID testing at one of the neighborhood locations. Testing will occur at NKY on the side of the building in the employee parking lot. The side of the building allows for privacy and will not put families on display. Once families arrive, they will need to park in the COVID drive up parking spot marked with orange cones. They will call the number on the sign. Registration will register families over the telephone. Lab will come out and collect the sample. Families do not need to leave their vehicles. Refer to COVID-19 Testing FAQ's for more information.
COVID-19 antibody testing through our laboratory begins on May 15
The clinical lab is making SARS-C0V-2 qualitative IgG antibody testing available for ordering. The order can be accessed through Epic Link or can be ordered by paper requisition. The test name is COVID-19 IgG, Qualitative. Reports will go out with the disclaimer (below) indicating that positive results do not necessarily indicate immunity. A positive result suggests exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) but does not necessarily indicate immunity. Results from antibody testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection or to inform infection status. False positive results can occur due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKU1, NL63, OC43, or 229E.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
There is a limited supply of N95 masks and surgical masks available from The Health Collaborative. Please refer to this guidance document and then fill out the online form to request supplies: Click here to request supplies.
In Kentucky, practices can contact the NKIHD emergency services to inform them of need for PPE at 859-341-4264. Practices should inventory their supplies before calling.
Click here for Ohio Emergency Services to request PPE PPE and Precautions if you are exposed to blood or bodily fluid Donning Aid for Contact + Strict Droplet/ Contact + Strict Droplet with Aerosol Generating Procedures* Doffing Aid for Contact + Strict Droplet/ Contact + Strict Droplet with Aerosol Generating Procedures* Cleaning Process for face shields to include MaxAir PAPR face shields N95 reuse donning and doffing visual Eyewear cleaning
PPE Donning and Doffing Video
Donning and Doffing Video for Contact + Strict Droplet/ Contact + Strict Droplet with Aerosol Generating Procedures
Video courtesy of Cincinnati Children's