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what is a nasal swab test?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasal swab test: Swabbing the nasal mucosa is done for multiple reasons to test for allergy cells, infection or to look at the structure of the respiratory cells in the nasal cavity.
Answered on May 5, 2020
Dr. Sunil Ummat
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Diagnostic test.: This test is often used for trying to determine what might be going on in the nose. 1. Infection 2. Allergy 3. Non-allergic nasal inflammation a doctor or nurse will swab the nose with a q-tip like stick and send the material obtained for testing to rule out one of the problems above.
Answered on Mar 18, 2020
Dr. Carla L. King
23 years experience Pediatrics
Runny nose: A nasal swab can tell the health care provider about why someone is having nasal congestion. It can differentiate between allergy and infection. When sent to a lab it can tell specific etiologies.
Answered on Dec 22, 2019

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