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Effective Monday, April 20, INTEGRIS Health, Oklahoma’s largest health system, will be rolling out universal COVID screening for all inpatients.

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INTEGRIS Begins Universal COVID Screening

COVID-19 swab testingEffective Monday, April 20, INTEGRIS Health, Oklahoma’s largest health system, will be rolling out universal COVID screening for all inpatients. This means any hospital patient seeking treatment at an INTEGRIS facility will be screened for COVID-19.

Emergency Room patients are screened before they can be admitted to the hospital and patients scheduled for surgery or a procedure will be screened 48 hours before their actual appointment.

This will give Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma (DLO), our in-house laboratory testing facility, ample time to run the results.

The idea is to identify asymptomatic carriers who are unknowingly spreading the infection. Those who test positive will be placed in isolated COVID units with the appropriate personal protective equipment and those who test negative will be placed on a general population floor.

Detecting individuals who are infected but showing no symptoms will help further protect our patients, family members, caregivers and the community at large.

Universal screening will also provide valuable scientific knowledge about the novel coronavirus, its spread in our communities, and its impact on seemingly asymptomatic individuals. Such data can assist public health experts and state decision makers.

While we will not be extending this screening to the general public at this time, Oklahomans seeking COVID testing can go to any of the Oklahoma State Department of Health Drive-Thru Testing Sites.

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INTEGRIS Begins Universal COVID Screening

Effective Monday, April 20, INTEGRIS Health, Oklahoma’s largest health system, will be rolling out universal COVID screening for all inpatients.