A novel test for COVID-19 – Nasal Strip Sampling
The nasal strips are customized in different sizes to fit for children at different ages to detect SARS-CoV-2.
CU Medicine introduces nasal strip test as a novel and accurate method to detect SARS-CoV-2.
Our study showed that accuracy of nasal strip test for SARS-CoV-2 is comparable to standard tests using deep throat saliva or nasopharyngeal and throat swabs and even outperformed saliva specimens, especially in paediatric subjects. Specimens collected by nasal strip are also stable at room temperature for 72 hours.
These results suggest that nasal strip is a superior tool for community-based surveillance test considering it is low-risk and easy to administer in subjects of a wide age-range. The findings have been published in the Journal of Infection.