BHMG Conference Series – Covid-19 Testing: RT-PCR and Serology
One of the most commonly used diagnostic tools, particularly during this pandemic, is the reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction test (RT-PCR), which uses a person's respiratory sample to detect viral particles and determine if the person may have been exposed to a virus.
Join Dr. Edwin Gould as he discusses sensitivity and specificity of RT-PCR, the cause of false negative RT-PCR tests and the role of serologic testing in Covid-19 illness.
Webcast only. Please register for Zoom link.
All interested healthcare professionals including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists and laboratory personnel
- Assess sensitivity and specificity of RT-PCR for Covid-19 illness.
- Recognize the cause of false negative RT-PCR tests for Covid-19 illness.
- Determine the role of serologic testing in Covid-19 illness.
Edwin Gould M.D.
Medical Director of Pathology
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Edwin Gould, M.D. indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.
Jonathan Fialkow, M.D. indicated that he is a member of the Speakers’ Bureau for Amgen and Amarin, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been approved for 1 credit hour, CE Broker Course #20-699403 , by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.
This activity has also been approved for 1 credit for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
- 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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