“A study funded by UnitedHealth Group earlier this week shows people can self-administer a diagnostic test with a much smaller swab, a process that should save potentially thousands of clinicians from being exposed to the virus while at the same time making the testing simpler.”
“Researchers say such a self-administered process eliminates the need for the healthcare worker to be “up close to the patient” with patient protective equipment when the patient can merely swab their own nostril and had the test to the medical care provider.”
“The test is already being used in Seattle where doctors at an Optum-affiliated clinic have been using the self-administered method and led a study UnitedHealth Group released Wednesday.”
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