Why Do Some COVID Tests Hurt So Much?

Saliva Equals Nasal Swab for COVID Test Accuracy

Hattey Lennerman, Lexington, KY.

Business Insider: “A doctor explains why some people faint when they get a coronavirus test.”

CDC: “COVID Data Tracker: United States Laboratory Testing,” “Interim Guidelines for Collecting and Handling of Clinical Specimens for COVID-19 Testing.”

Nature: “Equivalent SARS-CoV-2 viral loads by PCR between nasopharyngeal swab and saliva in symptomatic patients.”

Andrew Lane, MD, professor of otolaryngology — head and neck surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; director, Johns Hopkins Sinus Center.

Philip Chen, MD, associate professor, Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine.

USA Today: “Fact check: No, the COVID-19 nasal test doesn’t swab the blood-brain barrier.”

Fox San Antonio: “San Antonio woman leaks spinal fluid after receiving Covid nasal swab.”

JAMA Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery: “Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak After Nasal Swab Testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019,” “Assessment of Available Online Information About Nasopharyngeal Swab Testing in Patient Instructions for Sinus and Pituitary Surgery.”

The Asthma Center: “Taking the Pain Out of Coronavirus Testing.”

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