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UI Developing at-home method for collecting COVID-19 testing samples

Current COVID-19 sample collection requires a trained health care employee to insert an FDA-approved nasopharyngeal swab into a patient’s nose, or an oropharyngeal swab inside a patient’s mouth and throat. So, Val Sheffield, MD, PhD, and his team devised a simple method for collecting samples from patients for COVID-19 testing that doesn’t require nasal swabs or medical personnel to collect the specimens.

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