Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsInfectious Diseases · 3 months ago

How are the coronavirus tests done and is it painful?

3 Answers

  • 3 months ago
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    According to what I've seen on TV about the tests there is one version, one of various ones, where a really long cotton swab in slowly inserted into the nose and then pushed through a tiny hole situated at the very back of the nose and enters a very narrow passageway then connects the nose to the back of the throat and the swab slowly inches its way till it hit the very back of the throat and then the swab is slowly and thoroughly swishes around in a swirling motion and takes a swab of the back of the throat and then slowly pulled out.

  • 3 months ago

    Most places have been doing the nose swab, but I've just read about a new test that uses a throat swab- that should be a lot less uncomfortable. 

  • 3 months ago

    nasal swab (oral in some places); painful no-just a weird sensation having a swab up your nose. This is for the actual virus, not antibodies

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