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synonyms for swab

  • daub
  • mop
  • scrub
  • sponge
  • wash
  • wipe
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antonyms for swab

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How to use swab in a sentence

A woman standing in line for a coronavirus test asks one of the officials if the test—a nose and throat swab—hurts.
HONG KONG’S CITYWIDE COVID-19 TESTING HAS BECOME A BAROMETER OF PUBLIC TRUSTEAMONBARRETTSEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
The throat swab is less invasive, requiring only a quick brush of the back of the tongue.
HONG KONG’S CITYWIDE COVID-19 TESTING HAS BECOME A BAROMETER OF PUBLIC TRUSTEAMONBARRETTSEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
The Food and Drug Administration has issued emergency authorizations for more than 150 diagnostic Covid-19 tests, including those that rely on saliva and others that require a swab of deep in the nasal cavity, the front of the nose or the throat.
SPIT VS. SWAB? SCIENTISTS SAY NEW STUDIES SUPPORT USE OF ‘SALIVA TESTS’ FOR COVIDLEE CLIFFORDSEPTEMBER 5, 2020FORTUNE
The physician’s orders documented in the facility’s medical record also do not mention the nasal swab test.
A DOCTOR WENT TO HIS OWN EMPLOYER FOR A COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST. IT COST $10,984.BY MARSHALL ALLENSEPTEMBER 5, 2020PROPUBLICA
The claims also included codes for a nasal swab coronavirus test.
A DOCTOR WENT TO HIS OWN EMPLOYER FOR A COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST. IT COST $10,984.BY MARSHALL ALLENSEPTEMBER 5, 2020PROPUBLICA
All it requires is a test card the size of a credit card, a few drops of a reaction solution and a sample from a nasal swab.
NEW CORONAVIRUS TESTS PROMISE TO BE FASTER, CHEAPER AND EASIERJACK J. LEEAUGUST 31, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
All someone has to do is add a sample — either from a nasal swab or saliva — to a tube with a reaction solution, heat the tube to 60° C for an hour in a pot of water, then add a paper test strip to the tube.
NEW CORONAVIRUS TESTS PROMISE TO BE FASTER, CHEAPER AND EASIERJACK J. LEEAUGUST 31, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Participants will take the pills twice a day for 10 days, and nasal swabs will be used to determine whether the drug is reducing the amount of virus the person is producing, which may stop transmission to others.
NEW TREATMENTS AIM TO TREAT COVID-19 EARLY, BEFORE IT GETS SERIOUSTINA HESMAN SAEYAUGUST 24, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
The company is looking at its efficacy with samples of both nasopharyngeal fluid, which requires a long swab up the nose, and easier-to-obtain saliva.
TACKLING COVIDTATE RYAN-MOSLEYAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
For the coronavirus, you may have to get a swab shoved up your nose to sense an active infection.
WHAT MAKES THE LATEST CORONAVIRUS TESTING PROCESS, DEVELOPED BY YALE, SO PROMISINGSY MUKHERJEEAUGUST 18, 2020FORTUNE
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WORDS RELATED TO SWAB

  • besom
  • carpet sweeper
  • feather duster
  • floor brush
  • mop
  • swab
  • sweeper
  • whisk
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