A health worker administers a nasal swab test in Paris, France. Photo: ReutersA health worker administers a nasal swab test in Paris, France. Photo: Reuters
A health worker administers a nasal swab test in Paris, France. Photo: Reuters

Goodbye, nasal swabs? Saliva tests can detect coronavirus infection, studies show

  • Two new studies found that saliva tests were about as reliable as those that require a sample from the back of the nose
  • In theory, anyone could administer a saliva-based test, so there may not be a need for a trip to a testing centre

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A health worker administers a nasal swab test in Paris, France. Photo: ReutersA health worker administers a nasal swab test in Paris, France. Photo: Reuters
A health worker administers a nasal swab test in Paris, France. Photo: Reuters
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