List of countries implementing pool testing strategy against COVID-19

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The following is a list of countries implementing pool testing strategy against COVID-19.If not otherwise stated, the virological status of sample pools is evaluated through PCR tests.

Screening strategies

General population

Large-scale screening strategies
Country Institution Date Total sampled Number in pools Specimen Type References
Template:Country data Switzerland 18/12/2021 >6,000,000 10 Saliva
 United States  Washington University of Washington 7/23/2020 >100,000 4 Nasopharyngeal swab [1]
 United States  California Stanford Medical Center 06/03/2020 2,888 (3 positives) 10 Nasopharyngeal swab [2]
 United States  Nebraska University of Nebraska 20/04/2020 1,700/week 5 Nasopharyngeal swab [3]
 United States  Kansas Clinical Reference Laboratory, Lenexa 31/08/2020 6,000/week 5 Saliva

[4]

 Spain Fundación Biomédica Galicia Sur, CHUVI 10/08/2020 100,000/month 20 Saliva

[5][6]

 Israel Rambam Clinical Microbiology Laboratory 18/03/2020 N.A. up to 64 Nasopharyngeal swab

[7][8] [9]

 Germany Saarland University Medical Center 29/04/2020 22,000 30 Nasopharyngeal swab [10][11]
Template:Country data China Wuhan Centre for Disease Control 08/06/2020 >1M 5-10 Nasal/Oral swabs

[12] [13]

Template:Country data China Qingdao 08/06/2020 7M To confirm To confirm

[14]

Template:Country data China Kashgar City 26/11/2020 4.5M To confirm To confirm

[15]

Template:Country data China Qingdao City 15/10/2020 11M 10 To confirm

[16]

 Portugal Algarve Biomedical Centre 24/04/2020 17,000 10 Nasopharyngeal swab

[17] [18]

 Australia Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Melbourne 25/08/2020 10,312 2-8 Nasopharyngeal swab

[19]

Template:Country data Singapore Ministry of Health 02/2020 9,000 10 N.A.

[20]

Template:Country data Ghana Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research 04/2020 30,000 10 Mixed origin

[21] [22]

Template:Country data Philippines Makati Health Department 15/08/2020 10,000 Unknown Unknown

[23]

Template:Country data Vietnam Danang Center for Disease Control 05/08/2020 >10,000 Unknown Unknown

[24]

Template:Country data Ecuador Universidad de Las Americas 05/08/2020 1,500 3 Nasopharyngeal swabs

[25]

 South Korea Jeonbuk National University Medical School and Hospital, Jeonju 14/07/20

[26] [27] [28] [29]

Template:Country data India Uttar Pradesh King George's Medical University, Lucknow [30]

[31]

Template:Country data India West Bengal [32]
Template:Country data India Punjab [33]
Template:Country data India Chhattisgarh [34]
Template:Country data India Maharashtra [35]
Template:Country data Malaysia International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur 27/04/2020 2,732 (52 positives) 10 Nasopharyngeal swab [36]
Template:Country data Uruguay Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO). 22/09/2020 10 [37]
Template:Country data Morocco Casablanca 09/06/2020 5-10

[38]

Template:Country data Brazil Florianópolis 05/05/2020 19,535 (246 positives) 16 Nasopharyngeal swab

[39]

Campus screening strategies

Screening strategies in University Campus
Country Campus Date Total sampled Number in pools Specimen Type References
Template:Country data Switzerland Université de Genève 2021 saliva

[40][41]

 UK University of Nottingham 25/09/2020 self-collected saliva

[41]

 UK Cambridge University 25/09/2020 expected: 16 000/week self-collected nasopharyngeal

[42][41]

Template:Country data Belgium Université de Liège 26/06/2020 expected: 30,000/week 8 self-collected saliva

[43] [44]

 United States College of Mount Saint Vincent 09/2020 5 to 24 self-collected saliva

[45]

 United States Duke University 08/2020 5 to 10 self-collected nasal

[46]

 United States Michigan State University 08/2020 14,000/week 8 or 10 self-collected saliva

[47]

 United States Syracuse University 07/2020 20,000/week 25 self-collected saliva

[48]

 United States University of South Florida 08/2020 ? 5 to 10 ?

[49]

 United States Colorado School 03/11/2020 (expected: 3,000/week) 8 self-collected saliva

[50]

 United States Shenandoah University 15/10/2020 2,000 self-collected saliva

[51]

Small-scale screening or experimental protocols

Smaller scale screening or experimental protocols
Country Institution Date Total sampled Number in pools Specimen Type References
 France Hôpital Bichat 03/06/2020 448 16 nasopharyngeal swab [60]
 Spain Hospital Clínico Universitario, Institute for Research, Valencia 04/05/2020 N.A. 5-10 nasopharyngeal swab

[6]

 Spain Universidade de Santiago, Santiago 02/06/2020 N.A. 5-20 nasopharyngeal swab

[61]

 Chile Universidad Austral de Chile 06/2020 610 20 nasopharyngeal swab

[62]

 Kenya Pwani University & Oxford 13/08/2020 0 1500 6 nasopharyngeal swab

[63]

Template:Country data Thailand Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 13/08/2020 N.A. 10 nasopharyngeal swab [64]
Template:Country data Rwanda University of Rwanda, Kigali 30/04/2020 N.A. 20-100 oropharyngeal swab

[65]

 Italy Sant'Andrea Hospital and Sapienza University, Rome 03/08/2020 >2035 5 naso-oropharyngeal swab

[66]

Template:Country data Thailand Mahidol University, Bangkok 25/08/2020 N.A. 5-10 saliva

[67]

See also

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