UK to Test Weekly, Swabless COVID-19 Screening for Health Care Workers, Students and More

Source: FierceBiotech

The UK government will begin testing a new, swabless coronavirus test, designed to be completed at home on a weekly basis by spitting into a collection tube, according to a FierceBiotech report.

The first phase of the screening trial will gather 14,000 participants—including healthcare workers, their households and more—run by the University of Southampton, the local government and the National Health Service (NHS). Test kits will be delivered and collected every week, with results set to be turned around within 48 hours. 

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