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Study of SARS-CoV-2 in semen and urine samples of a volunteer with positive naso-pharyngeal swab.

Authors
  • Paoli, D1
  • Pallotti, F1
  • Colangelo, S1
  • Basilico, F2
  • Mazzuti, L3
  • Turriziani, O3
  • Antonelli, G3
  • Lenzi, A1
  • Lombardo, F4
  • 1 Laboratory of Seminology-Sperm Bank "Loredana Gandini", Department of Experimental Medicine, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161, Rome, Italy. , (Italy)
  • 2 Vascular and Interventional Unit, Department of Radiological Sciences, Policlinico Umberto I, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy. , (Italy)
  • 3 Laboratory of Virology, Department of Molecular Medicine, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy. , (Italy)
  • 4 Laboratory of Seminology-Sperm Bank "Loredana Gandini", Department of Experimental Medicine, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161, Rome, Italy. [email protected] , (France)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2020
Volume
43
Issue
12
Pages
1819–1822
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s40618-020-01261-1
PMID: 32329026
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The recent appearance of SARS-CoV-2 in Wuhan in 2019 has started a pandemic which has involved over a million people worldwide. A matter of debate is the possible viral detection in different body fluids than respiratory droplets. Thus, we evaluated the possible presence of SARS-CoV-2 in semen and urine samples of a volunteer with confirmed COVID-19. A 31-year-old man with fever, myalgia, anosmia, and ageusia was tested and found positive for SARS-CoV-2 through a pharyngeal swab. Eight days after he provided semen and urine samples in which viral RNA presence was measured using a Real time RT PCR system (RealStar SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR, Altona Diagnostics) targeting E and S viral genes. Semen and urine samples search for SARS-CoV-2 RNA was negative. Although this should be interpreted cautiously, it may be possible that either the viral clearance kinetics in these matrices matches the progressive clinical recovery of the patient or that the virus was never present in these fluids at the time of the laboratory diagnosis.

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