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Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Guidelines on the Diagnosis of COVID-19

Access the full guidelines HERE. Content specific to testing from IDSA can be found in the following locations of the guidelines:

  • The Executive Summary includes an algorithm based on 15 recommendations for SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid testing based on systematic reviews of the diagnostic literature. (Figure 1)
  • Recommendation 15: The IDSA panel suggests SARS-CoV-2 RNA testing in asymptomatic individuals without a known exposure to COVID-19 who are undergoing a time-sensitive aerosol generating procedure (e.g., bronchoscopy) when PPE is limited, and testing is available (conditional recommendation, very low certainty of evidence).

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