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Volume 26, Number 11—November 2020
Research Letter

Saliva Alternative to Upper Respiratory Swabs for SARS-CoV-2 Diagnosis

Rachel L. Byrne, Grant A. Kay, Konstantina Kontogianni, Ghaith Aljayyoussi, Lottie Brown, Andrea M. Collins, Luis E. Cuevas, Daniela M. Ferreira, Alice J. Fraser, Gala Garrod, Helen Hill, Grant L. Hughes, Stefanie Menzies, Elena Mitsi, Sophie I. Owen, Edward I. Patterson, Christopher T. Williams, Angela Hyder-Wright, Emily R. AdamsComments to Author , and Ana I. Cubas-Atienzar
Author affiliations: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK (R.L. Byrne, G.A. Kay, K. Kontogianni, G. Aljayyoussi, L. Brown, A.M. Collins, L.E. Cuevas, D.M. Ferreira, A.J. Fraser, G. Garrod, H. Hill, G.L. Hughes, S. Menzies, E. Mitsi, S.I. Owen, E.I. Patterson, C.T. Williams, A. Hyder-Wright, E.R. Adams, A.I. Cubas-Atienzar); National Institute for Health Research, Leeds, UK (A.M. Collins, H. Hill, A. Hyder-Wright); Liverpool University Hospitals National Health Services Foundation Trust, Liverpool (A.M. Collins, H. Hill, A. Hyder-Wright)

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Viral load (copies/mL) of SARS-CoV-2 RNA recovered from paired saliva samples and nasal and throat swab specimens from 14 patients with coronavirus disease, United Kingdom, 2020. Viral loads are shown on a logarithmic scale. NS, not significant; NT, nasal and throat; SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.

Figure. Viral load (copies/mL) of SARS-CoV-2 RNA recovered from paired saliva samples and nasal and throat swab specimens from 14 patients with coronavirus disease, United Kingdom, 2020. Viral loads are shown on a logarithmic scale. NS, not significant; NT, nasal and throat; SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.

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