publication . Article . 2021

Are Posterior Oropharyngeal Saliva Specimens an Acceptable Alternative to Nasopharyngeal Sampling for the Monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 in Primary-Care Settings?

Shirley Masse; Camille Bonnet; Ana-Maria Vilcu; Hayat Benamar; Morgane Swital; Sylvie van der Werf; Fabrice Carrat; Thomas Hanslik; Thierry Blanchon; Alessandra Falchi;
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  • Published: 01 May 2021
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract
International audience; Background: The present study was set up to evaluate the efficacy of virological surveillance using posterior oropharyngeal saliva samples to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic in general practice.Methods: Posterior oropharyngeal saliva samples were collected without restriction on timing or alimentation by general practitioners from patients with acute respiratory infection (ARI) seen in consultation. Saliva samples were tested by real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction for SARS-CoV-2 and 21 other respiratory pathogens. Results for SARS-CoV-2 in saliva samples were compared to results obtained using a nasopharyngeal swab (NP...
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Medical Subject Headings: respiratory tract diseases
free text keywords: SARS-CoV-2, primary health care, respiratory tract infections, saliva, sentinel surveillance, [SDV]Life Sciences [q-bio], Virology, Infectious Diseases, Article, Microbiology, QR1-502
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