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From: Determination of nasal and oropharyngeal microbiomes in a multicenter population-based study – findings from Pretest 1 of the German National Cohort

Figure 2

Completeness of oropharyngeal swabbing. The fraction of the anatomical structures swabbed successfully was recorded by the certified study personnel in the biosample protocol. Complete swabbing – all target structures (tonsils and pharyngopalatine arches bilaterally) could be swabbed; partially successful swabbing – the swab touched the mucous membrane of the pharynx in only one spot or only swabbed some areas of the pharynx; unsuccessful swabbing - the swab did not touch the oropharyngeal mucous membrane; i.e., the swab could not be collected.

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