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Medical professional obtains COVID specimen from the front part of a man’s nose.

Covid Testing: Are Nasal Swabs Good?

WHAT TYPE OF COVID TESTS ARE MOST ACCURATE? Whether you are testing because of an upcoming family visit, travel, or because you have symptoms, what method of testing is best?

Nasopharyngeal swabs are the most effective means of detecting COVID-19 infection, offering detection rates of 92 to 100 percent. That’s the conclusion of Cornell University (USA) researchers.

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Michael Hunter, MD

Michael Hunter, MD

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I have degrees from Harvard, Yale, and Penn. I am a radiation oncologist in the Seattle area. You may find me regularly posting at www.newcancerinfo.com