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SARS-CoV-2 RNA more readily detected in induced sputum than in throat swabs of convalescent COVID-19 patients

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SARS-CoV-2 RNA more readily detected in induced sputum than in throat swabs of convalescent COVID-19 patients

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In China, the most common method for diagnosing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RNA in throat swabs.

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2020-03-12

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Han, Huanqin, Qingfeng Luo, Fan Mo, Lieming Long, and Weiqiang Zheng. 2020. "SARS-CoV-2 RNA more readily detected in induced sputum than in throat swabs of convalescent COVID-19 patients." The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

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