Table 1

Summary of the detection ranks for different viruses

Virus rank specimenNPSSalivaMTSNSSputumNPABALOPSNWTSN–TSNPWVTM-SVTM-ANANB
RVsRank 3Rank 13Rank 2Rank 5Rank 10Rank 6Rank 16Rank 9Rank 4Rank 12Rank 8Rank 1Rank 11Rank 14Rank 7Rank 15
INFRank 3Rank 9Rank 1Rank 5Rank 6Rank 8Rank 7Rank 4Rank 10Rank 11Rank 2Rank 14Rank 12Rank 13
INFaRank 2Rank 9Rank 1Rank 6Rank 4Rank 8Rank 10Rank 5Rank 7Rank 11Rank 3Rank 13Rank 15Rank 12Rank 14
INFbRank 2Rank 9Rank 1Rank 5Rank 3Rank 8Rank 10Rank 6Rank 7Rank 11Rank 4Rank 15Rank 13Rank 12Rank 14
RVRank 3Rank 1Rank 10Rank 6Rank 4Rank 7Rank 12Rank 5Rank 11Rank 2Rank 8Rank 9
RSVRank 4Rank 11Rank 2Rank 6Rank 7Rank 3Rank 8Rank 10Rank 9Rank 13Rank 1Rank 5Rank 12Rank 14
PIVRank 3Rank 1Rank 4Rank 6Rank 5Rank 8Rank 9Rank 12Rank 7Rank 2Rank 11Rank 10
ADVRank 4Rank 1Rank 3Rank 6Rank 8Rank 5Rank 7Rank 11Rank 13Rank 9Rank 2Rank 12Rank 10
COVRank 3Rank 5Rank 2Rank 8Rank 1Rank 9Rank 6Rank 7Rank 10Rank 4Rank 12Rank 11
  • ADV, adenovirus; BAL, bronchoalveolar lavage; COV, coronavirus; INF, influenza virus; INFa, influenza a; INFb, influenza b; MTS, mid-turbinate swab; NA, Nasal aspirate; NA, Not applicable; NB, nasal brush; NPA, nasopharyngeal aspirate; NPS, nasopharyngeal swabs; NPW, nasopharyngeal wash; NS, nasal swab; N–TS, nose–throat swab; OPS, oropharyngeal swab; PIV, parainfluenza virus; RSV, respiratory syncytial virus; RV, rhinovirus; RVs, respiratory viruses; TS, throat swab; VTM-A, aspirate with viral transport medium; VTM-S, swab with viral transport medium.