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NEW YORK – A study published on Wednesday suggests that results from molecular diagnostic tests using self-collected nasal swabs are comparable to clinician-collected nasopharyngeal swabs.

The results raise the possibility that swab samples collected by potential COVID-19 patients at home could help minimize community exposures and increase access to testing without using up precious personal protective equipment.

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