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Document Type
Evidence Search Report
Review Code
EPM072101-01 ESR
Question Submitted
July 21, 2020
Date Completed
July 21, 2020
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
Epidemiology & Modelling
Document Type
Evidence Search Report
Review Code
EPM072101-01 ESR
Question Submitted
July 21, 2020
Date Completed
July 21, 2020
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
Epidemiology & Modelling
Category
Diagnostics
Subject
Antigens
Testing
Serology
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Priority Level
Level 2 completed within 8 hours
Cite As
Howell-Spooner, B; Dalidowicz, M. What is the accuracy of diagnostic tests for the detection of SARS-CoV-2? 2020 Jul 21; Document no.: EPM072101-01 ESR. In: COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews [Internet]. SK: SK COVID Evidence Support Team, c2020. 42 p. (CEST evidence search report)
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Document Type
Rapid Review
Review Code
EPM072101 RR
Question Submitted
July 21, 2020
Date Completed
July 23, 2020
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
Epidemiology & Modelling
Document Type
Rapid Review
Review Code
EPM072101 RR
Question Submitted
July 21, 2020
Date Completed
July 23, 2020
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
Epidemiology & Modelling
Key Findings
· Diagnostic accuracy of tests for SARS CoV-2 varies based on the type of test, target antigen, type of sample and time of testing. · There is heterogeneity in clinical performance of rapid antigen tests; however, clinical sensitivity is lower than amplification-based assays. · Information is limited about test strategies that combine multiple approaches (e.g. molecular and serological methods) but may add value by increasing sensitivity and specificity.
Category
Diagnostics
Subject
Antigens
Testing
Serology
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Priority Level
Level 2 completed within 8 hours
Cite As
Williams-Roberts, H; Waldner, C; Dalidowicz, M; Howell-Spooner, B. What is the accuracy of diagnostic tests for the detection of SARS-CoV-2? 2020 Jul 23; Document no.: EPM072101 RR. In: COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews [Internet]. SK: SK COVID Evidence Support Team, c2020. 13 p. (CEST rapid review report)
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Document Type
Evidence Search Report
Review Code
EOC081301-01 ESR
Question Submitted
August 12, 2020
Date Completed
August 12, 2020
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
EOC
Document Type
Evidence Search Report
Review Code
EOC081301-01 ESR
Question Submitted
August 12, 2020
Date Completed
August 12, 2020
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
EOC
Category
Diagnostics
Subject
Testing
Public Health
Decision Making
Priority Level
Level 3 completed within 2-3 days
Cite As
Dalidowicz, M. Is pooled testing for COVID-19 equally as reliable as individual testing and what are the optimal pool testing sizes? 2020 Aug 12; Document no.: EOC081301-01 ESR. In: COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews [Internet]. SK: SK COVID Evidence Support Team, c2020. 8 p. (CEST evidence search report)
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Document Type
Rapid Review
Review Code
EOC081301 RR
Question Submitted
August 12, 2020
Date Completed
August 14, 2020
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
EOC
Document Type
Rapid Review
Review Code
EOC081301 RR
Question Submitted
August 12, 2020
Date Completed
August 14, 2020
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
EOC
Key Findings
· Pool testing for COVID-19 can be equal to individual testing in terms of sensitivity, specificity and positive and negative prediction rates · Pooled testing is optimal for use when disease prevalence is low, as prevalence increases, optimal pool sizes decrease and efficiency is lost · At a prevalence of approximately 1%, optimal pool sizes have been found to be up to 13 · Pools of 5 were found to be equally efficient and could be done using 50% less tests up to a prevalence of 5% · Recommended for use in large scale asymptomatic screening, highest viral load occurs before symptoms so less likely to miss borderline positive in convalescent stage · Not recommended for clinical diagnostic use
Category
Diagnostics
Subject
Testing
Public Health
Decision Making
Priority Level
Level 3 completed within 2-3 days
Cite As
Badea, A; Muhajarine, N; Dalidowicz, M. Is pooled testing for COVID-19 equally as reliable as individual testing and what are the optimal pool testing sizes? 2020 Aug 14; Document no.: EOC081301 RR. In: COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews [Internet]. SK: SK COVID Evidence Support Team, c2020. 19 p. (CEST rapid review report)
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Document Type
Evidence Search Report
Review Code
PH082501-01 ESR
Question Submitted
August 25, 2020
Date Completed
August 25, 2020
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
Public Health
Document Type
Evidence Search Report
Review Code
PH082501-01 ESR
Question Submitted
August 25, 2020
Date Completed
August 25, 2020
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
Public Health
Category
Diagnostics
Administration
Subject
Risk
Schools
Testing
Screening
Population
All Pediatrics
Clinical Setting
Public Health
Priority Level
Level 4 completed within 1 week
Cite As
Howell-Spooner, B; Mueller, M. What laboratory surveillance testing strategies are effective for COVID-19 in school settings? 2020 Aug 25; Document no.: PH082501-01 ESR. In: COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews [Internet]. SK: SK COVID Evidence Support Team, c2020. 15 p. (CEST evidence search report)
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Rapid Review
Review Code
PH082501 RR
Question Submitted
August 25, 2020
Date Completed
August 27, 2020
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
Public Health
Document Type
Rapid Review
Review Code
PH082501 RR
Question Submitted
August 25, 2020
Date Completed
August 27, 2020
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
Public Health
Key Findings
· The CDC does not recommend universal symptom screening (all students in K-12 grades) to be done by schools prior to entry · Schools/districts should individually work with public health officials to determine the necessity and details of implementing any testing strategies · European CDC recommends that all symptomatic individuals and asymptomatic high-risk close contacts should be referred for testing – fast and effective contact tracing following testing is key · Large scale universal testing in school settings has not been studied and it’s efficacy compared to implementation of other infection prevention control measures is unknown · Large scale testing in school settings to date has largely been done in response to an outbreak, not as routine surveillance
Category
Diagnostics
Administration
Subject
Risk
Schools
Testing
Screening
Population
All Pediatrics
Clinical Setting
Public Health
Priority Level
Level 4 completed within 1 week
Cite As
Badea, A; Muhajarine, N; Howell-Spooner, B; Mueller, M. What laboratory surveillance testing strategies are effective for COVID-19 in school settings? 2020 Aug 27; Document no.: PH082501 RR. In: COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews [Internet]. SK: SK COVID Evidence Support Team, c2020. 23 p. (CEST rapid review report)
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Document Type
Evidence Search Report
Review Code
EOC110401-01 ESR
Question Submitted
November 4, 2020
Date Completed
November 6, 2020
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
EOC
Document Type
Evidence Search Report
Review Code
EOC110401-01 ESR
Question Submitted
November 4, 2020
Date Completed
November 6, 2020
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
EOC
Category
Diagnostics
Administration
Subject
Testing
Screening
Health Personnel
Risk
Population
Other
Clinical Setting
Other
All
Priority Level
Level 2 One week (7 days)
Cite As
Young, C; Fox, L. What surveillance strategy is most effective for COVID-19 testing in healthcare workers? 2020 Nov 6; Document no.: EOC110401-01 ESR. In: COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews [Internet]. SK: SK COVID Evidence Support Team, c2020. 30 p. (CEST evidence search report)
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Rapid Review
Review Code
EOC110401 RR
Question Submitted
November 4, 2020
Date Completed
November 10, 2020
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
EOC
Document Type
Rapid Review
Review Code
EOC110401 RR
Question Submitted
November 4, 2020
Date Completed
November 10, 2020
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
EOC
Key Findings
An optimal surveillance strategy for COVID-19 infection in healthcare workers (HCWs) has yet to be determined.
Weekly screening of HCWs for infection through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing would reduce their contribution to SARS-CoV-2 transmission by approximately one quarter.
Any testing surveillance strategy should be in addition to other strategies already in place to identify symptomatic HCW.
Any strategy needs to take into consideration the availability of testing (i.e. feasibility) and the level of community transmission (i.e. the risk of asymptomatic HCWs entering the facility and spreading the virus).
HCWs could be categorized as high, medium, or low risk based upon their exposure to COVID-19 and the frequency of surveillance could be designed accordingly.
Category
Diagnostics
Administration
Subject
Testing
Screening
Health Personnel
Risk
Population
Other
Clinical Setting
Other
All
Priority Level
Level 2 One week (7 days)
Cite As
Newaz, S; Lee, S; Reeder, B; Groot, G; Young, C; Fox, L. What surveillance strategy is most effective for COVID-19 testing in healthcare workers? 2020 Nov 10; Document no.: EOC110401 RR. In: COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews [Internet]. SK: SK COVID Evidence Support Team, c2020. 26 p. (CEST rapid review report)
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Document Type
Evidence Search Report
Review Code
EOC012601-01 ESR
Question Submitted
January 26, 2021
Date Completed
January 29, 2021
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
EOC
Document Type
Evidence Search Report
Review Code
EOC012601-01 ESR
Question Submitted
January 26, 2021
Date Completed
January 29, 2021
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
EOC
Category
Diagnostics
Infection Prevention and Control
Subject
Screening
Antigens
Asymptomatic
Testing
Priority Level
Level 3 Two weeks (14 days)
Cite As
Dalidowicz, M; Young, C. How effective is surveillance antigenic testing? 2021 Jan 29; Document no.: EOC012601-01 ESR. In: COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews [Internet]. SK: SK COVID Evidence Support Team, c2020. 32 p. (CEST evidence search report).
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Document Type
Evidence Search Report
Review Code
LTC020201-01 ESR
Question Submitted
February 2, 2021
Date Completed
February 5, 2021
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
Long Term Care
Document Type
Evidence Search Report
Review Code
LTC020201-01 ESR
Question Submitted
February 2, 2021
Date Completed
February 5, 2021
Status
3. Completed
Research Team
Long Term Care
Category
Infection Prevention and Control
Diagnostics
Subject
Facilities
Antigens
Long Term Care
Testing
Population
Aged (80+)
Clinical Setting
Long Term Care
Priority Level
Level 3 Two weeks (14 days)
Cite As
Dalidowicz, M; Mueller, M. What are the efficacies and outcomes of Point-of-Care/Antigen testing in Long Term care? 2021 Feb 5; Document no.: LTC020201-01 ESR. In: COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews [Internet]. SK: SK COVID Evidence Support Team, c2020. 22 p. (CEST evidence search report)
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