The role of mouthwash sampling in SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis

ConclusionsMW with normal saline, especially when tested by N gene, can effectively detect COVID-19 patients. Furthermore, this method was not inferior when compared to R and E genes of ONP swabs, which are common targets in many laboratories around the world.
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