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A combined oropharyngeal/nares swab is a suitable alternative to nasopharyngeal swabs for the detection of SARS-CoV-2.
J Clin Virol. 2020 07; 128:104442.JC

Abstract

Given the global shortage of nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs typically used for respiratory virus detection, alternative collection methods were evaluated during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study showed that a combined oropharyngeal/nares swab is a suitable alternative to NP swabs for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, with sensitivities of 91.7% and 94.4%, respectively.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Microbiology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Departments of Pathology, Medicine, and Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.Division of Microbiology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.Division of Microbiology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.Nova Scotia Provincial Public Health Laboratory Network (PPHLN), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.Division of Microbiology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Departments of Pathology, Medicine, and Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.Division of Microbiology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Departments of Pathology, Medicine, and Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Electronic address: glenn.patriquin@nshealth.ca.

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Comparative Study
Evaluation Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32540034

Citation

LeBlanc, Jason J., et al. "A Combined Oropharyngeal/nares Swab Is a Suitable Alternative to Nasopharyngeal Swabs for the Detection of SARS-CoV-2." Journal of Clinical Virology : the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, vol. 128, 2020, p. 104442.
LeBlanc JJ, Heinstein C, MacDonald J, et al. A combined oropharyngeal/nares swab is a suitable alternative to nasopharyngeal swabs for the detection of SARS-CoV-2. J Clin Virol. 2020;128:104442.
LeBlanc, J. J., Heinstein, C., MacDonald, J., Pettipas, J., Hatchette, T. F., & Patriquin, G. (2020). A combined oropharyngeal/nares swab is a suitable alternative to nasopharyngeal swabs for the detection of SARS-CoV-2. Journal of Clinical Virology : the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, 128, 104442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcv.2020.104442
LeBlanc JJ, et al. A Combined Oropharyngeal/nares Swab Is a Suitable Alternative to Nasopharyngeal Swabs for the Detection of SARS-CoV-2. J Clin Virol. 2020;128:104442. PubMed PMID: 32540034.
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