• Nose or Throat? The Best Way to Swab for At-Home COVID-19 Tests

    3 days ago - By Time

    The first challenge with rapid at-home self tests for COVID-19 is getting one. But once you have a test, there are now growing questions about what body part you should swab to get the most accurate and reliable results. Your nose? Throat? Cheek? What about your saliva?
    All of the self tests authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are validated only with nasal samples. But recent coverage of the fact that Omicron tends to cause sore throats , and a small study finding that test samples collected in the throat might detect the presence of the virus earlier than samples collected...
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