How is COVID-19 Testing Ordered? - UPDATED

Question: How can a prescriber order COVID-19 laboratory testing in Connect Care?

Answer: Connect Care prescribers can enter "COVID" when searching for an order i n ER, outpatient or inpatient contexts. Any physician can order the test. If the "COVID-19 NAT" test does not immediately appear in one's department preference list, be sure to click on the "Facility List" tab to find the order.

Be sure to complete the questions that appear when requesting COVID (NAT) testing. These include prompts for details about travel or other exposures. This information helps the microbiology lab to quickly route relevant swabs for appropriate testing with appropriate priority.