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Title: 3D printed fluidic swab for COVID-19 testing with improved diagnostic yield and user comfort
Authors: Kim, Joochan
Jeon, Jaehyung
Jang, Hyowon
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: The current standard method of diagnosing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) involves uncomfortable and invasive nasopharyngeal (NP) sampling using cotton swabs (CS), which can be unsuitable for self-testing. Although mid-turbinate sampling is an alternative, it has a lower diagnostic yield than NP sampling. Nasal wash (NW) has a similar diagnostic yield to NP sampling, but is cumbersome to perform. In this study, we introduce a 3D printed fluidic swab (3DPFS) that enables easy NW sampling for COVID-19 testing with improved diagnostic yield. The 3DPFS comprises a swab head, microchannel, and socket that can be connected to a syringe containing 250 µL of NW solution.
Description: CC_BY
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