NEW RESEARCH HOPES TO IMPROVE COVID-19 NASAL SWAB TEST

A nasal test for COVID-19 takes just a few seconds, but getting a long swab stuck up the nose isn’t an experience many people would describe as pleasant.   

New research led by a team at St. Paul’s Hospital hopes to make the diagnostic process a bit more comfortable. Their study found that rotating the swab after it’s inserted into the nose – a step that makes the procedure take longer, and may increase patient discomfort – does not improve the quality of the sample collected and is therefore unnecessary. 

Read the full story in The Daily Scan 

This page last updated Nov 2, 2020 1:37pm PST