Thailand uses armpit sweat to detect Covid-19, here are 4 facts

Although it took 15 minutes to collect samples, Chadin said the results would be out in 30 seconds. Because of this, the test using underarm sweat received appreciation from Bangkok market vendors.

A watermelon seller (43) said that doing a sweat test is more comfortable than a swab test in the nostrils.

“This sweat test is more convenient because I work while waiting for the results,” said the unnamed watermelon seller.

Furthermore, he also compared the waiting time for this sweat test with a PCR test which takes longer.

“With the PCR test, I have to be in the testing center, sit and wait for the results and it’s just a waste of my time.” he continued.



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