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

JAMA. 2020 Mar 11;323(18):1843-1844. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.3786. Online ahead of print.


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.