. In Case You’ve Missed It Coronavirus FAQ: Why are some folks hacking home COVID tests by swabbing their throat? « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NPR – If you’ve used a do-it-yourself COVID-19 home test in the U.S. — the “antigen” rapid tests that promise results in 15 minutes or so — you know the drill. You typically swirl a cotton swab around in your nostrils, mix it with some liquid and then drop it on a test strip to await the results: positive or negative for the coronavirus. But in recent weeks, there has been an online debate about where to stick that cotton swab. Although the directions specify a nasal swab on U.S. products, some medical professionals believe the test is more effective at detecting the coronavirus, and specifically the omicron variant.

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