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Beijing has begun using anal swabs to test for coronavirus, a method that experts say is more accurate and raises the chances of detecting the virus.
To collect test samples, the swab needs to be inserted about 1.2 to 2 inches into the rectum – you can take it, hon – and rotated several times. Wheeeeee!
After completing the motion twice, the swab is removed before being securely placed inside a sample container. The whole procedure is said to take about 10 seconds. Like your boyfriend.
via Daily Mail:
Speaking to state broadcaster CCTV on Saturday, Li Tongzeng from Beijing You’an Hospital said that traces of the coronavirus linger longer in the anus or excrement than those samples taken from throat and nasal swabs.
‘We found that some asymptomatic patients tend to recover quickly. It’s possible that there will be no trace of the virus in their throat after three to five days,’ Li noted.
‘But the virus lasts longer from the samples taken from the patient’s digestive tract and excrement, compared to the ones taken from the respiratory tract.
‘If we conduct anal swabs for nucleic acid testing, it would increase the detection rates of patients and lower the chance of a missed diagnosis,’ the expert claimed
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