MHSC agrees nasopharyngeal swabbing is most effective

There are a variety of tests available associated with COVID-19.

“The first step is simple. If you have questions about the novel coronavirus, talk to your provider,” Deb Sutton, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County spokeswoman, said. “It also might help to have a better understanding of what the hospital offers and why.”

The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, typically causes an upper respiratory disease. Because of that, healthcare professionals find nasopharyngeal testing to be most effective, said Mary Fischer, MHSC Laboratory Director. For initial diagnostic testing, the Centers for Disease...


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