Comparison of Throat Washings, Nasopharyngeal Swabs and Oropharyngeal Swabs for Detection of SARS-CoV-2

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RNA is detected by reverse-transcription quantitative real-time PCR (RT-qPCR) from respiratory specimens. This study compares throat washings (TW), nasopharyngeal swabs (NS) and oropharyngeal swabs (OS). A total of 102 samples from 34 adul...

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Main Authors: Florian Hitzenbichler, Stilla Bauernfeind, Bernd Salzberger, Barbara Schmidt, Jürgen J. Wenzel
Format: Article
Published: MDPI AG 2021-04-01
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