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12 hours ago, peterdarby said:

Are there any official testing centres offering the saliva test rather than the invasive nasal swab?

Where in the world are you interested in the saliva Covid-19 test?

 

"Official" in what sense?

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On 2/4/2021 at 4:47 PM, Surelynot said:

Boy...they do jab that thing in hard......nose is still sore after 3 days.

The doctor who did my nasopharyngeal swab in Italy in late February last year warned me that it might hurt but all I felt was a tickle, a bit like the sensation I sometimes get in the nose before I have to sneeze. I'm sure it depends a lot on the skill oft the person doing the swabbing.

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On 2/4/2021 at 10:37 PM, Puccini said:

Where in the world are you interested in the saliva Covid-19 test?

 

"Official" in what sense?

Where? Wherever I am at the time. At the moment Thailand.
Official in the sense that it is accepted for fit-to-fly certificates, unlike, say, a home test.

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10 minutes ago, Nout said:

Quite the reverse of the truth.

Well I had to have one just a few weeks ago prior to a small operation. I did not find it pleasant and one side of my noise did feel odd for a couple of days

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21 hours ago, moontang said:

 

That is an antibody test.

 

Does not test for current COVID infection. For that you need antigen test e.g. PCR. I am nto aware of anyplace doing COVID PCR in saliva.

 

If you need this for pretty much any "official" purpose you are going to need PCR.

 

The nasal swab is indeed uncomfortable, and some people do have residual soreness for a while.

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12 hours ago, Puccini said:

The doctor who did my nasopharyngeal swab in Italy in late February last year warned me that it might hurt but all I felt was a tickle, a bit like the sensation I sometimes get in the nose before I have to sneeze. I'm sure it depends a lot on the skill oft the person doing the swabbing.

 

My wife had a PCR swab done at Suvarnabhumi yesterday and described it exactly the same as you. Not uncomfortable, just slightly ticklish.

 

I also agree it no doubt would depend on how much experience the swabber has.

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1 minute ago, thedemon said:

 

My wife had a PCR swab done at Suvarnabhumi yesterday and described it exactly the same as you. Not uncomfortable, just slightly ticklish.

 

I also agree it no doubt would depend on how much experience the swabber has.

Nurse obviously had it in for me....infamy

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