Swabs Collected by Patients or Health Care Workers for SARS-CoV-2 Testing

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Swabs Collected by Patients or Health Care Workers for SARS-CoV-2 Testing

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The early medical response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States was limited in part by the availability of testing. Health care workers collected a swab sample from the patients’ oropharynx or nasopharynx according to testing guidelines for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus.

Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2020-06-03

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Tu, Yuan-Po, Rachel Jennings, Brian Hart, Gerard A. Cangelosi, Rachel C. Wood, Kevin Wehber, Prateek Verma, Deneen Vojta, and Ethan M. Berke. 2020. "Swabs Collected by Patients or Health Care Workers for SARS-CoV-2 Testing." New England Journal of Medicine.

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