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

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-479012
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.47901
Hitzenbichler, Florian ; Bauernfeind, Stilla ; Salzberger, Bernd ; Schmidt, Barbara ; Wenzel, Jürgen J.
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Abstract

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 adult patients with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection were analysed by RT-qPCR with absolute ...

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