Analysis of the Practice of Community-Based Self-Sampling and Its Implication on Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases — Fengtai District, Beijing Municipality, China, 2022
Yaping Wang; Shugang Li; Hao Wu; Jue Liu
China CDC Weekly
What is already known about this topic?
So far, no descriptive analysis has been conducted on community residents with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) nucleic acid self-sampling in China.
What is added by this report?
This report found that self-sampling had a wide age and regional distribution, with the time from self-sampling to result-reporting typically taking less than one day. Additionally, self-sampling was found to save a considerable amount of manpower and medical resources compared to regular sampling.
What are the implications for public health practice?
The experience of prevention and control measures during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has provided a reference for the prevention and control of other infectious diseases through self-sampling.