Swish, Gargle, Repeat: UArizona Researcher Explores Mouth Rinse Test As Alternative To COVID-19 Nasal Swab

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Dr. Michael Worobey, head of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and BIO5 associate director, is hoping to add another tool to the university's testing arsenal – one that relies instead on a simple saltwater rinse and gargle. A new diagnostic test for coronavirus relies on gargling with saltwater instead of using a nasal swab.