HomeHealthFaster, easier to do (and less hassle). So are the new tests to detect the coronavirus
Faster, easier to do (and less hassle). So are the new tests to detect the coronavirus
August 28, 2020
We never tire of repeating it: against coronavirus, prevention. And this prevention includes washing your hands often with soap and water, not touching your face, maintaining social distance and wearing a hygienic mask (disposable or not). But when all else fails and contagion is suspected, it's time to get the famous cocravirus detection test. Until now there were only two ways to know if we had passed the disease or were infected: either to take a blood test to detect antibodies in the blood or to go through the annoying trance of being put a swab through the nose to the bottom. Good thing scientists have gone to work to develop a new series of tests to detect coronavirus faster, cheaper and, above all, less annoying. The key to everything is in our saliva.
Coronavirus can be detected in the mouth
An article published on the scientific platform medRxiv has confirmed what researchers already suspected from the beginning of the pandemic: there are other ways to detect coronavirus in a person and are as easy to choose as asking them to open their mouths and say "A".
This article compares the results obtained analyzing samples from Covid-19 patients extracted with nasopharyngeal swabs and saliva samples and they concluded that the latter have some advantages worth taking into account. Not only were they able to detect people who are having the disease at that time (which is very useful because we remember that the infection does not always give symptoms), but they also have the plus that patients can do themselves tests with reliable results.