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NASAL SWAB AS PREFERRED CLINICAL SPECIMEN FOR COVID-19 TESTING IN CHILDREN

Abstract: The first pediatric study demonstrating significantly higherpositivity rate of nasal (mid-turbinate) swab testing over oropharyngealswab testing in detecting SARS-CoV-2 (Fisher exact test 0.046, Cohen K0.43, confidence interval 95%, 0.014–0.855). Benefits might include lowercollection-related hazard for healthcare workers. We recommend it as preferred choice for swab-based SARS-CoV-2 testing in children.

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