COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 2: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): What You Need to Know
Published January 31, 2020
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    Guest: Matthew J. Binnicker, Ph.D. (@DrMattBinnicker)Host: Justin D. Kreuter, M.D. (@KreuterMD)In a special crossover episode from Mayo Clinic Lab Medicine Rounds, Dr. Justin Kreuter discusses what we know so far, what clinicians should be looking for, and what this means for lab testing with Dr. Matthew Binnicker.Time Stamps00:00 Podcast Intro00:41 What do we know so far about the novel coronavirus?02:35 How does this novel coronavirus stack up to influenza?04:35 Is there still value in getting your flu shot now (this year) if you haven’t gotten it yet?05:08 Where should people go to get the latest and best information related to the novel coronavirus?06:36 What should the health care provider be looking for related to the novel coronavirus?08:18 I’m glad you mentioned the incubation period, is that something we know with this novel coronavirus?09:15 What do the laboratorians need to have in mind and what does this mean for the hospital clinical labs?10:50 So, people can test positive for the coronavirus without having this specific novel coronavirus strain?12:02 So if somebody sent a sample down to a clinical lab, and I was truly positive for the novel coronavirus, I could have a negative result?12:45 Can you elaborate on when a physician should pick up the phone relative to the new novel coronavirus outbreak?14:43 Is there a risk to laboratory personnel for the infection to spread when they are handling the samples?15:20 When should we be suspecting this novel coronavirus?16:03 What should someone do if they suspect their patient has novel coronavirus?16:33 As this is an evolving outbreak, where should folks go for the latest information?WHAT IS LAB MEDICINE ROUNDS?A Mayo Clinic curated podcast for physicians, laboratory professionals, and students; hosted by Dr. Justin Kreuter (the Bow Tie Bandit of Blood) and featuring trending topics from subject-matter experts.Subscribe to Lab Medicine Rounds at: feedback and suggestions email MCLEducation@mayo.eduConnect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at or on Twitter @MayoMedEd.To claim credit click here: Dive: For the most Up-To-Date COVID-19 (Novel 2019 Coronavirus) information visit:CDC:
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