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Swab throat too when using rapid COVID test, Israel’s Health Ministry says

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By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s Health Ministry on Monday instructed people self-testing for COVID-19 to swab their throat as well as their nose when using rapid antigen kits to increase the chances of detecting the Omicron variant. The recommendation goes against the advice of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has said manufacturers’ instructions should still be followed and that incorrect use of throat swabs could pose a safety risk. On Israeli Army Radio, Sharon Alroy-Preis, Israel’s public health chief, said antigen tests, used widely in the country, are le…

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