Project Lead: Professor Nicholas Mills

Uncertainty remains as to the diagnostic performance of the combined nasal and throat swab, particularly in patients presenting late following the onset of symptoms when the viral load may be lower.

This study will define the performance of the combined nasal and throat swab in consecutive persons admitted to hospital with symptoms of COVID-19. It will also determine whether this differs in certain groups of patients, and help us to understand the value of repeated testing in those where the first test is negative.

Other Projects

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Understanding the impact of frailty on the diagnosis, management and outcomes of hospitalised patients with COVID-19 Dr Atul Anand Covid-19 Project

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged healthcare systems. As a new disease, the best evidence for patient management is still being collected. This is part...
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Assessment of the benefit of adding COVID-19 serology testing on admission to try and optimise the diagnosis of COVID-19 - serology testing on admission Dr Sara Jenks Covid-19 Project

When patients are tested for COVID on admission to hospital with a nasal swab it is possible that a negative result may be a false negative i.e. they test...
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