How to Obtain a Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimen

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How to Obtain a Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimen

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Collection of specimens from the surface of the respiratory mucosa with nasopharyngeal swabs is a procedure used for the diagnosis of Covid-19 in adults and children.

Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2020-05-28

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Marty, Francisco M., Kaiwen Chen, and Kelly A. Verrill. 2020. "How to Obtain a Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimen." New England Journal of Medicine 382 (22):e76.

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