Comparing Nasopharyngeal and Midturbinate Nasal Swab Testing for the Identification of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2

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Abstract

  • Testing of paired midturbinate (MT) nasal and nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs, collected by trained personnel from 40 patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), showed that more NP (76/95 [80%]) than MT swabs tested positive (61/95 [64%]) (P =. 02). Among samples collected a week after study enrollment, fewer MT than NP samples were positive (45% vs 76%; P =. 001).
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    Author List

  • Pinninti S; Trieu C; Pati SK; Latting M; Cooper J; Seleme MC; Boppana S; Arora N; Britt WJ; Boppana SB
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  • 1253
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  • 1255
  • Volume

  • 72
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  • 7