Research Article

Biological Sampling for the Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 Infection

by Alina-Petronela Coblișan1*, Claudia-Felicia Pop1, Tărău-Sas Valentina3, Adina-Georgiana Borcău2, Paraschiva Cherecheș-Panța3

1Department of Mother and Child, Nursing Discipline, Faculty of Medicine, UMF Cluj-Napoca 400124, România

2Ophthalmology network Dr. Holhoș, Alba Iulia, România

3Department of Mother and Child, Pediatric Discipline, Faculty of Medicine, UMF Cluj-Napoca 400124, România

*Corresponding author: Alina-Petronela Coblișan, Department of Mother and Child, Nursing Discipline, Faculty of Medicine, UMF Cluj-Napoca 400124, România.

Received Date: 15 August, 2023

Accepted Date: 22 August, 2023

Published Date: 24 August, 2023

Citation: Petronela Coblișan A, Pop CF, Valentina TS, Borcău AG, Cherecheș-Panța P (2023) Biological Sampling for the Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 Infection. Int J Nurs Health Care Res 6: 1460. https://doi.org/10.29011/2688-9501.101460

Abstract

Introduction

The infection with the new SARS-Cov2 led to a new pandemic, the entire world map being affected by the health crisis generated by this pandemic. The medical world was and is under pressure to quickly and correctly diagnose patients with COVID-19, to treat them effectively, to limit epidemiological outbreaks and to increase the population's awareness of vaccination.

The rapid and correct diagnosis of people infected with SARS-Cov2 first of all requires a correct technique for collecting biological samples, taking into account the increased probability of 30% to obtain false negative test results in the case of symptomatic patients, due to collection errors [1].

For this reason, we applied a questionnaire among the medical staff of the Cluj-Napoca Children's Emergency Clinical Hospital, in order to evaluate their perception regarding the nasopharyngeal secretion collection technique, in relation to the clinic’s protocol, but also their perception regarding the discomfort felt during the test.

Also, the rapid and correct detection of patients requires rapid antigenic tests with rapid diagnostic performances. Consequently, we wanted to study the diagnostic performance of the rapid antigenic tests used in the Pediatric Clinic 3 for testing patients hospitalized in the clinic.

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International Journal of Nursing and Health Care Research