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COVID-19 In Vitro Diagnostic Devices and Test Methods Database

Scientific literature on COVID-19 Test Methods and Devices - detail

A comparison of health care worker-collected foam and polyester nasal swabs in convalescent COVID-19 patients

Detection Principle
S Gene, ORF1ab, and N Gene
Testing Method Category
Testing Method
PCR method used only for swabs comparison
Testing Method - Additional Info
Comparison between polyester and foam nasal swabs
Reported Performance
Sensitivity: 86% (polyester swabs in saline), 72.4% (dry polyester swabs)
Sample Size

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