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Gargle testing now available for adults across Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Last Updated Nov 18, 2020 at 6:23 pm PST

Summary

BCCDC says saline gargle testing is now availble for adults

The option will be available at COVID-19 collection sites across the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — If you need to get tested for COVID-19, you no longer have to have a swab put deep into your nose.

The BCCDC says saline gargle testing is now available for adults at community COVID-19 collection sites across the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island.

But if you are getting tested this way, you shouldn’t eat drink, chew gum, brush your teeth, or smoke or vape for at least an hour before.


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The less invasive option has been available for kids since September.

– With files from Ria Renouf