Negative Nasopharyngeal and Oropharyngeal Swabs Do Not Rule Out COVID-19

J Clin Microbiol. 2020 Apr 23;58(5):e00297-20. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00297-20. Print 2020 Apr 23.
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Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Betacoronavirus / isolation & purification
  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid / virology*
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnosis*
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronavirus Infections / pathology
  • Diagnostic Tests, Routine / standards*
  • False Negative Reactions
  • Humans
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung / virology
  • Male
  • Nasopharynx / virology
  • Oropharynx / virology
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / diagnosis*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / diagnostic imaging
  • Pneumonia, Viral / pathology
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction / standards
  • SARS-CoV-2