Am J Infect Control 2021 Jul 24. Epub 2021 Jul 24.
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pneumology and Infectious diseases, Katharinenhospital, Klinikum Stuttgart, Kriegsbergstraße 60, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany; Department of Hospital Hygiene, Klinikum Stuttgart, Kriegsbergstraße 60, 70174 Stuttgart Germany; Department I of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Cologne, Kerpener Str. 62, 50937 Cologne, Germany. Electronic address:
Background: Universal admission screening for SARS-CoV-2 in children and their caregivers (CG) is critical to prevent hospital outbreaks. We evaluated pooled SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests (AG) to identify infectious individuals while waiting for PCR test results.
Methods: This single-center study was performed from November 5, 2020 to March 1, 2021. Read More