SARS-CoV-2 in urine, blood, anal swabs and oropharyngeal swabs samples
SARS-CoV-2 in urine, blood, anal swabs and oropharyngeal swabs samples. Heneghan C.
Published on July 30, 2020
Transmission Dynamics of COVID-19
|Peng L, Liu J, Xu W et al. Novel coronavirus can be detected in urine, blood, anal swabs and oropharyngeal swabs samples. medRxiv 2020.02.21.20026179. doi:10.1101/2020.02.21.20026179
|Natural Science Foundation of China, Tackling of key scientific and emergency special program of Sun Yat-sen University and Emergency special program for 2019-nCoV of Guangdong province science and technology project.
Virus was found in urine, blood, anal swabs (n =2) and oropharyngeal swabs of nine patients diagnosed with COVID-19
All patients presented with a fever. Other symptoms were cough, sore throat, fatigue and diarrhoea. Two patients had positive anal swabs:
- Patient 8 had three positive results in blood, anal swab and oropharyngeal swab on the 3rd day after onset.
- Patient 9 the viral load was roughly higher in anal swab than oropharyngeal swab
What did they do?
Samples were collected from nine patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Patients’ demographic data and clinical characteristics were recorded. Urine, blood, anal swabs and oropharyngeal swabs from SARS-CoV-2 RNA level by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR).
|Clearly defined setting
|Demographic characteristics described
|Follow-up length was sufficient
|Transmission outcomes assessed
|Main biases are taken into consideration
What else should I consider?
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