Evaluation of Cycle Threshold Values at De-isolation

Clayton Mowrer, Hannah Creager, Kelly A Cawcutt, Justin Birge, Elizabeth Lyden, Trevor C VanSchooneveld, Mark E. Rupp, Angela L Hewlett

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The decision to discontinue isolation in hospitalized patients with persistently positive SARS-CoV-2 molecular testing is nuanced. Improvement in clinical status should be evaluated with expert consultation when considering whether discontinuation of isolation is appropriate. The cycle threshold value may serve as a useful adjunct to contribute to this decision-making process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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