Saliva is more sensitive than nasopharyngeal or nasal swabs for diagnosis of asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 infection.

Affiliation

Teo AKJ(1), Choudhury Y(2), Tan IB(3)(4)(5), Cher CY(2), Chew SH(6), Wan ZY(2), Cheng LTE(7), Oon LLE(8), Tan MH(2), Chan KS(8), Hsu LY(9)(10).
Author information:
(1)Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, National University Health System, #10-01, 12 Science Drive 2, Singapore, 117549, Singapore.
(2)Lucence Diagnostics, Singapore, Singapore.
(3)Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre, Singapore, Singapore.
(4)Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.
(5)Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.
(6)Headquarters Army Medical Services, Singapore Armed Forces, Singapore, Singapore.
(7)Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore.
(8)Department of Molecular Pathology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore.
(9)Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, National University Health System, #10-01, 12 Science Drive 2, Singapore, 117549, Singapore. [Email]
(10)Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore. [Email]

Abstract

Erratum in Sci Rep. 2021 Jun 9;11(1):12538.