The sample collection procedure for SARS-CoV-2 has a strong impact on diagnostic capability, contact tracing approach, ultimately affecting the infection containment performance. This study demonstrates that self-collected nasal-swab has shown to be a valid and well tolerated procedure to SARS-CoV-2 surveillance in a healthcare system. More significantly, no performance adequacy difference was detected in self-administered swabs between healthcare worker (HCW) and non-HCW which allows to speculate that this procedure could be successfully extended to the entire population for mass screening.

How home anterior self-collected nasal swab simplifies SARS-CoV-2 testing: new surveillance horizons in public health and beyond / Ricci S.; Lodi L.; Citera F.; Nieddu F.; Moriondo M.; Guarnieri V.; Giovannini M.; Indolfi G.; Resti M.; Zanobini A.; Azzari C.. - In: VIROLOGY JOURNAL. - ISSN 1743-422X. - ELETTRONICO. - 18:(2021), pp. 1-5. [10.1186/s12985-021-01533-z]

How home anterior self-collected nasal swab simplifies SARS-CoV-2 testing: new surveillance horizons in public health and beyond

Ricci S.;Lodi L.;Citera F.;Nieddu F.;Moriondo M.;Guarnieri V.;Giovannini M.;Indolfi G.;Resti M.;Zanobini A.;Azzari C.
2021

Abstract

The sample collection procedure for SARS-CoV-2 has a strong impact on diagnostic capability, contact tracing approach, ultimately affecting the infection containment performance. This study demonstrates that self-collected nasal-swab has shown to be a valid and well tolerated procedure to SARS-CoV-2 surveillance in a healthcare system. More significantly, no performance adequacy difference was detected in self-administered swabs between healthcare worker (HCW) and non-HCW which allows to speculate that this procedure could be successfully extended to the entire population for mass screening.
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Ricci S.; Lodi L.; Citera F.; Nieddu F.; Moriondo M.; Guarnieri V.; Giovannini M.; Indolfi G.; Resti M.; Zanobini A.; Azzari C.
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