Journal article

Coronavirus testing in women attending antenatal care.

Daniel L Rolnik, Tony M Korman, Andrea Rindt, Rhonda L Stuart, Michelle L Giles, Janine Rawlins, Kirsten R Palmer, Andrew Stripp, Euan M Wallace, Ryan J Hodges

Women and Birth | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Universal screening has been proposed as a strategy to identify asymptomatic individuals infected with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and mitigate transmission. AIM: To investigate the rate of positive tests among pregnant women in Melbourne, Australia. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional prevalence study at three maternity hospitals (one tertiary referral hospital and two secondary maternities) in Melbourne, Australia. SARS-CoV-2 testing was offered to all pregnant women attending face-to-face antenatal visits and to those attending the hospital with symptoms of possible coronavirus disease, between 6th and 19th of May 2020. Testing was perf..

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