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Coronavirus: New saliva test to be piloted in Southampton

A new coronavirus test which could replace the existing a nose and throat swab is being piloted in Southampton.

People will be able to simply spit into a pot at home before the sample is sent off to check whether they have COVID-19.

If successful, the saliva test could become an alternative to the existing swab which some people find uncomfortable and can provoke coughing and spluttering.

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Source: The Independent, 22 June 2020


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