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Equivalence of self- and staff-collected nasal swabs for the detection of viral respiratory pathogens.
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|Title: ||Equivalence of self- and staff-collected nasal swabs for the detection of viral respiratory pathogens.|
|Affiliation: ||Department of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany.|
|Citation: ||Equivalence of self- and staff-collected nasal swabs for the detection of viral respiratory pathogens. 2012, 7 (11):e48508 PLoS ONE|
|Journal: ||PloS one|
|Issue Date: ||2012 |
|PubMed ID: ||23155387|
|Abstract: ||The need for the timely collection of diagnostic biosamples during symptomatic episodes represents a major obstacle to large-scale studies on acute respiratory infection (ARI) epidemiology. This may be circumvented by having the participants collect their own nasal swabs. We compared self- and staff-collected swabs in terms of swabbing quality and detection of viral respiratory pathogens.|
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