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Self-swabbing tests for COVID-19 accurate and safe, study reports

Test samples collected by people who swabbed their own nasal passages yielded results for the COVID-19 virus that were as accurate as samples collected by a health care worker, according to a small study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The 30 study participants previously had tested positive for COVID-19. The study was published June 12 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.