Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Different Types of Clinical Specimens

JAMA. 2020 May 12;323(18):1843-1844. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.3786.

Abstract

This study describes results of PCR and viral RNA testing for SARS-CoV-2 in bronchoalveolar fluid, sputum, feces, blood, and urine specimens from patients with COVID-19 infection in China to identify possible means of non-respiratory transmission.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Betacoronavirus / isolation & purification*
  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid / virology
  • Bronchoscopy / statistics & numerical data
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • China
  • Coronavirus Infections / blood
  • Coronavirus Infections / urine
  • Coronavirus Infections / virology*
  • Feces / virology
  • Female
  • Gene Dosage
  • Genes, Viral
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nose / virology
  • Open Reading Frames
  • Pandemics
  • Pharynx / virology
  • Pneumonia, Viral / blood
  • Pneumonia, Viral / urine
  • Pneumonia, Viral / virology*
  • RNA, Viral / isolation & purification*
  • Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Sputum / virology
  • Viral Load
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • RNA, Viral

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2