Friday Nov 24, 2023

Comparing COVID detection rates for oral and nasal swabs, with Dr. Tobias Todsen

Head and neck consultant Dr. Tobias Todsen (1) joins the podcast from Copenhagen to speak with social media editor Dr. Kate Diomede. The topic of conversation is the recent paper, "Higher SARS-CoV-2 detection of oropharyngeal compared with nasopharyngeal or saliva specimen for molecular testing: a multicentre randomised comparative accuracy study" ( They discuss the sensitivity of different test combinations, cultural inclinations for certain kinds of testing, and the cost implications of each approach.

(1) Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Audiology, Rigshospitalet – Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

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