Can we composite SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-10) swabs for testing?

We don’t recommend compositing samples, because there is no enrichment step in the testing protocol. Therefore, compositing samples would lower the sensitivity of testing and such render false negatives. In addition, the swab tip is relatively small. Sampling too big of an area would saturate the swab and lower the collecting efficiency.

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