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Methods for collecting upper respiratory tract specimens for COVID-19 diagnostics

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title = "Methods for collecting upper respiratory tract specimens for COVID-19 diagnostics",
abstract = "The World Health Organization recommends a comprehensive testing strategy during the current COVID-19 pandemic. For suspected individuals in a community setup, it is recommended to collect an upper respiratory tract specimen to detect SARS-CoV-2. Different upper respiratory specimen collection techniques or a combination of these can be used to increase test sensitivity or decrease patient discomfort depending on the purpose as summarised in this review. However, it is essential that the specimen collection is performed correctly in order to ensure the diagnostic accuracy of testing.",
keywords = "COVID-19, Humans, Pandemics, Respiratory System, SARS-CoV-2, Specimen Handling",
author = "Tobias Todsen and Nikolai Kirkby and Freddy Lippert and Thomas Benfield and {von Buchwald}, Christian",
year = "2021",
month = aug,
day = "16",
language = "Dansk",
volume = "183",
journal = "Ugeskrift for Laeger",
issn = "0041-5782",
publisher = "Almindelige Danske Laegeforening",
number = "33",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Methods for collecting upper respiratory tract specimens for COVID-19 diagnostics

AU - Todsen, Tobias

AU - Kirkby, Nikolai

AU - Lippert, Freddy

AU - Benfield, Thomas

AU - von Buchwald, Christian

PY - 2021/8/16

Y1 - 2021/8/16

N2 - The World Health Organization recommends a comprehensive testing strategy during the current COVID-19 pandemic. For suspected individuals in a community setup, it is recommended to collect an upper respiratory tract specimen to detect SARS-CoV-2. Different upper respiratory specimen collection techniques or a combination of these can be used to increase test sensitivity or decrease patient discomfort depending on the purpose as summarised in this review. However, it is essential that the specimen collection is performed correctly in order to ensure the diagnostic accuracy of testing.

AB - The World Health Organization recommends a comprehensive testing strategy during the current COVID-19 pandemic. For suspected individuals in a community setup, it is recommended to collect an upper respiratory tract specimen to detect SARS-CoV-2. Different upper respiratory specimen collection techniques or a combination of these can be used to increase test sensitivity or decrease patient discomfort depending on the purpose as summarised in this review. However, it is essential that the specimen collection is performed correctly in order to ensure the diagnostic accuracy of testing.

KW - COVID-19

KW - Humans

KW - Pandemics

KW - Respiratory System

KW - SARS-CoV-2

KW - Specimen Handling

M3 - Review

C2 - 34477099

VL - 183

JO - Ugeskrift for Laeger

JF - Ugeskrift for Laeger

SN - 0041-5782

IS - 33

ER -

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