December 4, 2020
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Saliva test for COVID-19 may be just as good as a nasal swab: Study – Yahoo Lifestyle

A new study is shedding light on the effectiveness on saliva testing to diagnose COVID-19. (Photo; Getty Creative stock photo)
The nasopharyngeal swab has been considered the gold standard in testing for COVID-19, but theres a new, more comfortable option that may be just as effective.
New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that a saliva test developed at Yale University may be at least as effective as nasal swabs in detecting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVI…

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