French newspaper Nanfang Daily article on January 29, original title: China’s rectal coronavirus test is considered more reliable and accurate. This is not a joke.
In order to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, China is increasingly using anal swab tests, which is more uncomfortable than nasopharyngeal swab tests.
Rectal sample testing is considered more reliable and accurate than nasopharyngeal sampling, but not everyone approves it.
Because when doing anal swab testing, insert a 2 or 3cm long cotton swab immersed in salt solution into the anus and then analyze the sample.
This detection method is more likely to detect signs of virus activity, because the virus stays in the rectum longer than in the respiratory tract.
A few days ago, 1,000 primary school students and staff in Beijing had received such tests.
AFP article on January 29, original title: China uses anal swabs to detect the novel coronavirus, which is not convenient but reliable.
Although anal swab testing is more reliable, it also makes some people not “condone”.
China conducts anal swabs tests for high-risk groups and people with a history of foreign travel. Some people who received the test commented that the test was not painful, but it was slightly shameful.
However, although the anal swab detection is not convenient and embarrassing, the “nostril” test is also uncomfortable and the accuracy is lower than the former.
Chinese media said that due to the inconvenience, the purpose of using anal swabs is to carry out “targeted screening” and is not to be promoted nationwide. Nasopharyngeal swabs are still the most common detection method at present.