Saliva-based coronavirus tests permitted for use in Japan - British Herald
July 16, 2020
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Saliva-based coronavirus tests permitted for use in Japan

TOKYO (Asia) – The Health Ministry of Japan has begun allowing saliva-based coronavirus tests. This move is made to boost the number of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests in the country.

Until now, nasal swabs were the only methods to test which was used in Japan. Patients sneezing at the time of collecting samples put medical workers at risk of potential infection.

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This story has been edited by BH staff and is published from a syndicated field.

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