oropharyngeal swab

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00:55 May 23, 2020
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COVID-19 - Medical - Medical (general)
Additional field(s): Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-), Medical: Health Care, Science (general)
English term or phrase: oropharyngeal swab
Definition from CBC Canada:
A nasopharyngeal swab can look like an extra-long Q-Tip or a plastic wand with a collection surface on the end. It is inserted up the nose, far back where the health-care professional collects a sample by swabbing. This is the method preferred by the World Health Organization in testing for COVID-19. However, there is another method of collection available to health-care professionals: an oropharyngeal swab. Instead of going up a patient's nose, the sample is collected orally at the back of a patient's throat.

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  • In the case of an oropharyngeal swab, should both pharyngeal pillars and tonsils be swabbed? The BMJ
  • Based on the SHERLOCK method, which stands for Specific High-sensitivity Enzymatic Reporter unLOCKing, the kit works by programming a CRISPR molecule to detect the presence of a specific genetic signature of SARS-CoV-2 in nasal swab, nasopharyngeal swab, oropharyngeal swab or bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) specimen. When the signature is found, the CRISPR enzyme is activated and releases a detectable signal. If the virus’s genetic material is found, a CRISPR enzyme generates a fluorescent glow. Biospectrum Asia
  • A wing of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the VRDL is normally engaged in research of communicable viral diseases like dengue, malaria and works from 10am to 4.30pm. Since it became a COVID-19 diagnostic lab, it functions round the clock, the team working in three shifts running screening and confirmatory tests of oropharyngeal swab samples collected in Madurai, Sivaganga, Virudhunagar and Ramanathapuram districts. New Indian Express
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Nick Lingris


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στοματοφαρυγγικός στειλεός

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μικρή, λεπτή ράβδος για τη λήψη στοματοφαρυγγικού επιχρίσματος

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  • Οι εξετάσεις PCR (τα μοριακά τεστ) με ρινοφαρυγγικό ή στοματοφαρυγγικό στυλεό ανιχνεύουν την παρουσία ιικού υλικού κατά τη διάρκεια μιας ενεργού λοίμωξης. - Pharmacy Management  
  • Ρινοφαρυγγικό επίχρισμα / στοματοφαρυγγικό επίχρισμα Χρησιμοποιείτε μόνο στειλεούς με συνθετικό άκρο/βύσμα (όχι βαμβάκι ή calcium alginate) και στέλεχος πλαστικό ή μεταλλικό. - ΕΟΔΥ  
  • Η διάγνωση γίνεται με την αλυσιδωτή αντίδραση πολυμεράσης (PCR) με το δείγμα να λαμβάνεται από ρινοφαρυγγικό επίχρισμα, στοματοφαρυγγικό επίχρισμα, πτύελα, ή υλικό αναρρόφησης από τον τραχειοσωλήνα (σε διασωληνωμένους ασθενείς). - Βικιπαίδεια, COVID-19  

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Nick Lingris
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:17
Native speaker of: Greek
PRO pts in category: 450
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