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Complications of nasal SARS-CoV-2 testing: a review.
Clark, James H; Pang, Sharon; Naclerio, Robert M; Kashima, Matthew.
  • Clark JH; Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA jclark79@jhmi.edu.
  • Pang S; Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • Naclerio RM; Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • Kashima M; Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
J Investig Med ; 69(8): 1399-1403, 2021 12.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1343970
ABSTRACT
Transnasal swab testing for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 is well established. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advocates swabbing either of the anterior nares, middle turbinate, or nasopharynx for specimen collection depending on available local resources. The purpose of this review is to investigate complications related to transnasal SARS-CoV-2 testing with specific attention to specimen collection site and swab approach. The literature demonstrates that while nasopharyngeal swabbing is associated with an increased risk of complications, it should remain the gold-standard test due to greater diagnostic accuracy relative to anterior nasal and middle turbinate swabs.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Specimen Handling / COVID-19 Testing / COVID-19 Limits: Humans Country/Region as subject: North America Language: English Journal: J Investig Med Journal subject: Medicine Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Jim-2021-001962

Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Specimen Handling / COVID-19 Testing / COVID-19 Limits: Humans Country/Region as subject: North America Language: English Journal: J Investig Med Journal subject: Medicine Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Jim-2021-001962