Given the strong agreement between negative upper respiratory swabs and BAL, we suggest that BAL has a limited role in the diagnosis of Covid-19 if thoracic imaging and upper respiratory swabs are concordantly negative.

Limited role for bronchoalveolar lavage to exclude Covid-19 after negative upper respiratory tract swabs: a multicenter study

Salton, Francesco;Santagiuliana, Mario;Confalonieri, Paola;Ruaro, Barbara;D'Agaro, Pierlanfranco;Confalonieri, Marco
2020

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Given the strong agreement between negative upper respiratory swabs and BAL, we suggest that BAL has a limited role in the diagnosis of Covid-19 if thoracic imaging and upper respiratory swabs are concordantly negative.
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