Saliva and gargle samples are attractive research sample types for detecting SARSCoV-2 by RT-PCR. Sampling is easy, non-invasive and studies show the virus is stable for an extended period of time. But how does detection sensitivity compare to the more commonly used naso- and oro-pahryngeal swabs? Could saliva and gargle samples be a substitute to swabs?

In this webinar, product expert Dr. Pierre-Henri Ferdinand will explain:  

  • how the new protocol for saliva and gargle samples works 
  • how performance compares to naso- and oropahryngeal swabs 
  • how to get reliable RT-PCR results in around 90 minutes 
About the speaker
Dr. Pierre-Henri Ferdinand, Senior Global Product Manager PCR
Dr. Pierre-Henri Ferdinand, Senior Global Product Manager PCR, joined QIAGEN in 2014. Pierre-Henri received his Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology in 2013 from the AixMarseille University in France. In 2014, he completed his M.Sc. in Business Administration and Bio-entrepreneurship from the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.
Date of recording:Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Duration:61 minutes
Molecular Biology
Liquid Biopsy
Infectious Disease