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Evaluation of Vaginal Fluid for Covid-19 Positivity in Women With Positive Nasofarengeal Covid-19 Test

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04437940
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 18, 2020
Last Update Posted : January 12, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ozguc Takmaz, Acibadem University

Brief Summary:
Aim of the study is to investigate whether the Covid-19 is found in the vaginal swab samples of female patients diagnosed with covid-19, to evaluate the presence of Covid-19 and the risk of transmission of Covid-19 by intercourse or vaginal delivery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
COVID Sars-CoV2 Diagnostic Test: Vaginal fluid Covid-19 PCR test

Detailed Description:
Vaginal Covid-19 will be tested by taking vaginal swabs from female patients whose clinical findings are compatible with Covid-19 in Acıbadem Maslak Hospital. In patients with positive vaginal Covid-19 test, vaginal Covid-19 will be re-evaluated for the assessment of viral clearance.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 38 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of Vaginal Fluid for Covid-19 Positivity
Actual Study Start Date : June 15, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 10, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : November 30, 2020

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Covid-19 positive women
Women with nasofarangeal Covid-19 PCR test is positive
Diagnostic Test: Vaginal fluid Covid-19 PCR test
Vaginal fluid samples are tested for Covid-19

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Vaginal fluid Covid-19 PCR test result [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Vaginal fluid Covid-19 test positivity rate for patients whose nasofarengeal test is positive

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. becoming negative from positive [ Time Frame: 2 month ]
    The ratio of negative test results to previous positive results for vaginal fluid Covid-19 test

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Vaginal fluid

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Gender Based Eligibility:   Yes
Gender Eligibility Description:   Women who are older than 18 years old Women who had sexual intercourse before
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Women who are older than18 years old, who are considered to be covid-19 clinically and radiologically positive or nasofarengeal Covid-19 PCR test is positive will be included.

Patients previously treated for covid-19 will be excluded from the study.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women who are positive nasofarengeal Covid-19 PCR test result
  • Women who are 18 years or older
  • Women who had sexual intercourse before

Exclusion Criteria:

  • who had medical treatment for Covid-19

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04437940

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Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey, 34457
Sponsors and Collaborators
Acibadem University
Publications of Results:
Other Publications:
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Responsible Party: Ozguc Takmaz, MD,Assistant Professor, Acibadem University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04437940    
Other Study ID Numbers: Acibadem Maslak Ob&Gyn
First Posted: June 18, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 12, 2021
Last Verified: January 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Plan Description: Data of the patients will be shared without personel informations

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Respiratory Tract Infections
Pneumonia, Viral
Virus Diseases
Coronavirus Infections
Coronaviridae Infections
Nidovirales Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases