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This site provides guidance and training material for collecting upper respiratory specimens to test for viral infections of the upper airway like COVID-19.


Tobias Todsen (1,2)


Ramon Gordon Jensen (1)

Johan Hindkjær Therchilsen (1)

Christian von Buchwald (1)

Kasper Møller Boje Rasmussen (1,2)
Jacob Melchiors (1)

Irene Wessel (1)

Anders Koch (3)

Nikolai Kirkby (4)

Preben Homøe (5)

Morten Bo Svendsen (2)

Martin Tolsgaard (2)

Lars Konge (2)
Fredrik Folke (6)

Thomas Lars Benfield (7)

Web design and video production

Simon Bauder, Tobias Todsen (1,2)

1. Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Audiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

2. Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation – Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

3. Department of Infectious Diseases, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark.

4. Department of Clinical Microbiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark.

5. Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Zealand University Hospital, Denmark.

6. Copenhagen Emergency Medical Services, University of Copenhagen, , Denmark.

7. Department of Infectious Diseases, Copenhagen University Hospital, Amager-Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark

Please find relevant URT research and research proposals for ongoing projects here.

This webpage and COVID-19 research projects were funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation

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