Saliva alternative to upper respiratory swabs for SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis

Byrne, Rachel L. and Kay, Grant A. and Kontogianni, Konstantina and Aljayyoussi, Ghaith and Brown, Lottie and Collins, Andrea M. and Cuevas, Luis E. and Ferreira, Daniela M. and Fletcher, Tom and Fraser, Alice J. and Garrod, Gala and Hill, Helen and Hughes, Grant L. and Menzies, Stefanie and Mitsi, Elena and Owen, Sophie I. and Patterson, Edward I. and Todd, Stacy and Williams, Christopher T. and Hyder-Wright, Angela and Adams, Emily R. and Cubas-Atienzar, Ana I. (2020) Saliva alternative to upper respiratory swabs for SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26 (11). pp. 2769-2770. ISSN 1080-6040

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PCR of upper respiratory specimens is the diagnostic standard for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection. However, saliva sampling is an easy alternative to nasal and throat swabbing. We found similar viral loads in saliva samples and in nasal and throat swab samples from 110 patients with coronavirus disease.

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Emerging Infectious Diseases
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