nasopharyngeal swab

Arabic translation: مسحة أنفية بلعومية/ مسحة بلعومية أنفية

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00:56 May 21, 2020
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COVID-19 - Medical - Medical (general)
Additional field(s): Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-), Medical: Health Care, Medical (general), Science (general)
English term or phrase: nasopharyngeal swab
Definition from CBC Canada:
A nasopharyngeal swab can look like an extra-long Q-Tip or a plastic wand with a collection surface on the end. It is inserted up the nose, far back where the health-care professional collects a sample by swabbing. This is the method preferred by the World Health Organization in testing for COVID-19. However, there is another method of collection available to health-care professionals: an oropharyngeal swab. Instead of going up a patient's nose, the sample is collected orally at the back of a patient's throat.

Example sentence(s):
  • Even as state and local governments continue to buy traditional coronavirus testing kits that rely on nasopharyngeal swabs, major research universities and their private-sector partners are trying to leapfrog ahead to the next generation of tests. Washington Post
  • Health officials on the North Olympic Peninsula also have deployed a patient-collected nasal swab that does not require a heath care worker to insert a nasopharyngeal swab into the back of a person’s nasal cavity. Sequim Gazette
  • We found it performs as well as, and in a number of cases better, than the nasopharyngeal swab, said lead researcher Anne Wyllie, an associate research scientist at the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven, Conn. "We have another very viable option." WebMD
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Arabic translation:مسحة أنفية بلعومية/ مسحة بلعومية أنفية
المسحة الطبية تؤخذ عن طريق الأنف، ومن الغشاء المخاطي وصولا إلى سقف الحلق وتظهر النتائج بعد 6 ساعات
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5 +2مسحة أنفية بلعومية/ مسحة بلعومية أنفية
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مسحة أنفية بلعومية/ مسحة بلعومية أنفية

Definition from okaz:
المسحة الطبية تؤخذ عن طريق الأنف، ومن الغشاء المخاطي وصولا إلى سقف الحلق وتظهر النتائج بعد 6 ساعات

Example sentence(s):
  • وينبغي تدبير المرضى باعتبارهم مصابين محتملين بالعدوى عندما تشير الدلائل السريرية والوبائية إشارة واضحة إلى جود العدوى بفيروس كورونا حتى لو كشف اختبار أولي معتمد على مسحة بلعومية أنفية عن نتيجة سلبية - who  
  • وأشارت إلى أن فريق الرصد والتقصي والاستجابة السريعة سحب 3 مسحات أنفية بلعومية لحالات مختلفة وأرسلها للمختبر المرجعي لمكافحة الأمراض وبانتظار النتائج - akhbar libya  
Marwa Seleem
Saudi Arabia
Local time: 10:30
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in category: 196

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