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CTV:  Latest research says combination of throat and nose swabs provides better COVID-19 rapid test results: Nova Scotia Health

Halifax's globally recognized leaders in the life sciences sector have had a breakthrough when it comes to COVID rapid testing.

Speaking to CTV Thursday, Dr. Todd Hatchette, the chief of the province’s Division of Microbiology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, said researchers found using a single swab on a person’s throat first, and then in both nostrils is more effective at detecting Omicron than doing either site alone.

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