Comparisons of viral shedding time of SARS-CoV-2 of different samples in ICU and non-ICU patients

Published:March 21, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2020.03.013

      Highlights

      • Dynamic RT-PCR test samples of nasal swabs, blood, fecal, urine, saliva and tears.
      • Nasal swab had a longer viral shedding time of SARS-CoV-2 than blood and saliva.
      • Viral shedding time of SARS-CoV-2 in ICU was longer than non-ICU patients.

      Keywords

      Abbreviations:

      COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2), RT-PCR (real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain-reaction), WHO (World Health Organization), ICU (intensive care unit)
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