NJ DOH issues guidance for SARS-CoV-2 positive specimen in cases of vaccine breakthrough and reinfection

The New Jersey Department of Health has asked for all healthcare providers and long-term care facilities in the state to alert them of SARS‐CoV‐2 positive respiratory specimens when vaccine failure is suspected so that genomic sequencing can be performed. Per the guidance: “Because most commercial laboratories retain respiratory specimens only a couple days, once

By |2021-09-20T11:58:54-04:00July 16th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Letter from the Director: Biofire Respiratory 2.1 Panel helps tackle infections during pandemic

Respiratory tract infection is one of the most frequent and fatal infections in the geriatric population. Long-term Care Facilities (LTCF) residents are prone to infection because of the decrease in their immunity, their impaired cognitive function, frailty, congregated setting, the kinds of medication taken, and the presence of many underlying factors like diabetes or kidney

By |2021-07-07T11:45:38-04:00July 7th, 2021|Categories: Quarterly Letter|Comments Off on Letter from the Director: Biofire Respiratory 2.1 Panel helps tackle infections during pandemic
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