Hospitals need to fnd a safe and rapid method for respiratory specimen collection as the number of patients suspicious for coronavirus disease -2019 (COVID-19) rapidly grows. Applied with signifcant infection control and prevention measures, a respiratory specimen collection booth was newly designed. The new respiratory specimen collection booth not only increased COVID-19 testing cases but also decreased personal protective equipment consumption.
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We would like to dedicate this article to the members of the Department of Infection Contro and the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Severance Hospital, who devoted considerable efort to design and install the respiratory specimen collection booth while coping with the current massive outbreak of COVID-19. This article could not have been completed without their invaluable aid.
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