Patient-Collected Lower Nasal Specimens for SARS-CoV-2 Testing

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: This study compares the diagnostic equivalence of patient-collected lower nasal specimens with that of health care worker–collected oropharyngeal specimens for SARS-CoV-2 testing.

Authors: Jonathan Altamirano, M.S., of the Stanford University School of Medicine in California, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.12005)

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