COVID-19 Guidance: Labour, Delivery and Newborn Care v3 Nov 10 2020

Hospital Primary Care
Labs, Testing & Screening PPE

Summary

  • Active screening clarification re testing for pregnant patients

Actions

  • COVID-19 should be suspected in all pregnant women with unexplained, persistent fever >37.8C (on two occasions, 30 minutes apart).  SARS-CoV2 testing should be performed.
  • Testing should be considered for any febrile woman in labour (unless community prevalence remains low and alternate cause of fever is clear)

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