Nasal Swabs Out, Brooklyn Park COVID-19 Testing Site to Become Saliva Only
The Minnesota Department of Health is changing how it conducts COVID-19 testing at community sites across the state, including the location in Brooklyn Park. Sites will become saliva testing instead of nasal-swab testing.
The Brooklyn Park site is one of many “barrier-free” COVID-19 testing sites that will be moving from nasal swab testing to saliva testing. The Brooklyn Center testing location, which is operated by North Memorial, is not included in this list.
Saliva testing is easier to do than nasal testing, which many patients describe as unpleasant.
The saliva samples get sent to the state’s testing lab in Oakdale, which has the capacity to do more than 60,000 tests a week.
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