CDC Overview of Testing for SARS-CoV-2: This discusses viral testing, antibody testing, and considerations for diagnostic testing (molecular vs antigen tests)
CDC Testing Considerations for Non-Healthcare Workplaces: This page provides considerations for non-healthcare workplaces when integrating testing into their COVID-19 preparedness plan.
AAFP Testing Guide for Physicians: This is a guide from the American Academy of Family Physicians that discusses COVID-19 test access and availability.
Mayo Clinic: This article distinguishes the difference between antibody and diagnostic tests as well as the different types of diagnostic tests.
FDA Types of Tests: This article discusses the different types of tests that are available and options within each type.
CDC Test for Current Viral Infection: This page discusses who should get tested, how they can get tested, and what to do after being tested.
CDC Test for Past Infection: This page discusses antibody or serology tests, how to get tested, and what to do after being tested.
Understanding the Different Types of COVID-19 Tests: This article describes the different types of swabs that are used for COVID-19 tests.
CDC Guidance: This page describes how each sample type should be taken from a patient.
Understanding Medical Tests: This page provides information on sensitivity, specificity, and positive predicate value.
Sensitivity and Specificity Explained: This is a more in depth (and mathematical) explanation of sensitivity and specificity.
CDC PPV and NPV Calculator: This is a more in depth (and mathematical) explanation of positive and negative predicate values and how they are calculated.
Emergency Use Authorized Products: This is a list of all tests that have been granted EUA by the FDA for COVID-19 testing.
CDC Biosafety Guidelines: This page has the CDC guidelines for handling and processing COVID-19 specimens.
Regulatory, Reporting, and Reimbursement
Johns Hopkins EUA Overview: This page provides information on what an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) is and what it entails.
FDA In Vitro Diagnostics EUA: This page from the FDA discusses the types of tests that have received EUA approval and contains a list of the specific products that have been approved.
Instructions for Use (IFU)
IFU for EUA Approved Products: This page has a list of approved devices that are being used for COVID-19 testing along with the IFU for each test.
FDA COVID-19 Test Settings: This page explains the different testing settings and the CLIA classifications necessary for different settings.
FDA Reference Panel: This page allows you to compare the analytical performance of different molecular tests intended to detect SARS-CoV-2.
CDC Health Department Directory: Regulatory and reporting guidelines are state specific so the best way to access this information is to contact your health department. This website has access information for all health departments.
Local Health Department Directory: This pdf has a list of all local health departments that can be contacted for regulatory information as needed.
COVID-19 Reimbursement for Uninsured Patients: This page from the Health Resources & Administration Services (HRSA) provides information on the uninsured program for health care providers to receive reimbursement for providing COVID-19 tests to uninsured patients.
HRSA Reimbursement FAQs: This page provides information on frequently asked questions about reimbursement for COVID-19 tests.
5 Things to Know: This article talks about how much patients pay for testing, treatments, and other factors associated with COVID-19.