Published time: 09 April 2020
Authors: Wen-Liang Guo, Qian Jiang, Feng Ye, Shao-Qiang Li, Cheng Hong, Li-Yan Chen, Shi-Yue Li
Keywords: Throat washings, Oropharyngeal Washings, 2019 novel coronavirus, diagnostics, COVID-19
The 2019 novel coronavirus was detected in the self-collected throat washings. Positive testing rate of throat washing was much higher than that of Nasopharyngeal swabs. Throat washing is a promising candidate for 2019-nCoV screening and monitoring due to its noninvasive and reliability.
Effect of throat washings on detection of 2019 novel coronavirus